September 27, 2023

Yoon calls for Congress to help improve North Korea’s ‘horrendous’ human rights

South Korean president stresses ‘duty’ to promote freedom for North Koreans during state visit to Washington

North Korea’s “unspeakable and horrendous” atrocities against its own people require international attention, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said in a speech to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, pressing the U.S. to do more to address DPRK human rights.

Yoon made the appeal during his ongoing state visit to the U.S. that included a summit with President Joe Biden. The South Korean government has prioritized human rights as part of its inter-Korean policies.