May 17, 2022

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U.S. sanctions Kim Jong Un’s sister for censorship activities

Kim Yo Jong on new list of U.S. designations with six other individuals and two entities

The U.S. Department of Treasury has released a new list of designations against North Korean entities and individuals on Wednesday, which include Kim Yo Jong, sister of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

Kim was identified as Vice Director of the Workers' Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department (PAD), an entity previously designated by the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in March. In total seven individuals and two entities were listed on Wednesday.