Interview: UN human rights envoy says North Koreans live in ‘constant fear’


Human rights conditions in North Korea continue to deteriorate, exacerbated by more than two years of COVID-19 controls that have increased state control over the North Korean people, the envoy said. of the DPRK’s human rights NK News.

In an interview during his recent trip to Seoul, the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in North Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, spoke with NK News to discuss the current human rights situation in the DPRK, the impact of sanctions on human rights, the Moon Jae-in administration’s approach to civil society engagement on issues relating to North Korea and what he hopes his successor will do to improve the lives of the North Korean people.


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