May 23, 2024

UN chief calls for prosecuting human rights violators in North Korea

António Guterres says DPRK has further repressed rights and freedoms in last year, including through COVID restrictions

U.N. chief António Guterres called for efforts to “prosecute and bring to justice” human rights violators in North Korea on Wednesday, stating that the DPRK has further repressed the rights and freedoms of its citizens in the last year.

The secretary-general delivered the recommendations and findings in his annual report on North Korean human rights to the U.N. General Assembly, which requested the document last December due to member states’ concerns over the situation in the country.

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