November 29, 2023

Kim Jong Un orders officials to use law as ‘political weapon’ to protect state

North Korea convenes first legal conference in five years to discuss ‘battle’ against anti-state acts

Thousands of North Korean judicial officers gathered in Pyongyang this week to discuss an ongoing “battle” against anti-state acts and other issues to help the ruling party maintain its grip on power, according to state media Friday.

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un submitted a letter of instructions to the Seventh National Conference of Judicial Officials held from Sept. 14 to 15 — the first such conference in five years — but he did not attend, the Rodong Sinmun reported.