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Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.
Several new North Korean statues are scattered across several African countries despite possible sanctions violations, according to an unpublished U.N. report seen by NK News.
Many of these statues have been linked to the overseas arm of North Korea’s sanctioned Mansudae Arts Studio and have been spotted over the last three years. The U.N. Security Council sanctioned Mansudae Art Studio exports in 2016 after investigations revealed that the studio was selling artwork and funneling those profits back to the DPRK government. The studio’s foreign branch, Mansudae Overseas Projects, was then sanctioned in 2017.