July 06, 2022

U.S. official calls on North Korea to release religious prisoners amid pandemic

Religious Freedom Ambassador Brownback expresses concern for religious minorities in the DPRK's “gulag system”

The State Department’s Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom on Thursday called for the release of religious minorities from prisons worldwide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among countries with an alleged multitude of religious prisoners, Ambassador Brownback said that “North Korea has a very high number, and we don’t know how many are in their gulag system that they have.”