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Experts: N. Korean Human Rights Issue Remains Dire, Must be Part of Ongoing Talks

United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in North Korea, Tomas Quintana, visited South Korea last week to discuss the ongoing issues north of the demilitarized zone. Quintana told reporters in Seoul the human rights situation remains dire in North Korea. Despite the diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang to reduce tensions on the peninsula, “It is all the more regrettable that the reality for human rights on the ground remains unchanged, and continues to be extremely serious," he said. Basic human rights do not exist in North Korea Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, describes the North Korea situation as “a consistently bad situation in human rights.”  North Korea has a “systematic use of forced labor, both in the penal system also the use of people and forced labor camps and on forced labor crews building infrastructure,” said Robertson. A November 2018 Human Rights Watch report uncovered the... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Experts: N. Korean Human Rights Issue Remains Dire, Must be Part of Ongoing Talks, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you Experts: N. Korean Human Rights Issue Remains Dire, Must be Part of Ongoing Talks

 

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