HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP ALLEGES NORTH KOREA USES PRISON LABOUR IN EXPORTS AND WEAPONS PROGRAMMES

On 26 February, Jurist reported that a South Korean human rights group has claimed that North Korea is using forced labour from its prison camps to mine coal and other minerals to boost exports and earn foreign currency.  It alleges that North Korea is using the money generated from the scheme to support its nuclear weapons programmes.

https://www.jurist.org/news/2021/02/rights-group-finds-north-korea-uses-prisoners-to-boost-exports-and-fund-weapons-program/

The report from the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korea Human Rights (NKHR) is at –

https://eng.nkhumanrights.or.kr/data/n_r_reports/20210224170215.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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