October 24, 2020

Seoul ‘inspecting’ – not investigating – non-profit corporations: MOU

Ministry plans to expand 'inspection' of private non-profit North Korea human rights groups in wake of current scrutiny

South Korea's unification ministry stressed it is "inspecting" – not investigating – non-profit corporations under its jurisdiction, a statement Tuesday indicated, following North Korean anger at Seoul's inability to prevent activist groups launching leaflets across the DMZ.

The Ministry of Unification's (MOU) remarks – coming in the wake of their efforts to scrutinize local activist groups' work – appeared to respond to a joint July 17 letter by local human rights organizations condemning the scrutiny as an effort to sustain "friendly relations with North Korea.'