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In Case You Missed It: New US Sanctions Target North Korea on Human Rights
On July 6, the U.S. government took an unprecedented step to fight North Korea’s egregious human rights record.
North Korea already faces some of the toughest economic sanctions in the world, in response to its drive to develop nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. On July 6, the U.S. government took an unprecedented step to fight North Korea’s egregious human rights record. The Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and other top officials for their role in human rights abuses. Read more about these developments in the Washington Post.
North Korea is one of the world’s most repressive countries. Satellite images show the country – close to 47,000 square miles in size – sitting in virtual darkness. More than 24 million North Koreans live under tyranny. They are subjected to widespread human rights violations and denied fundamental rights like free expression, association, assembly, and religion. Continue reading the Bush Institute's report on North Korea's human rights abuses, Light Through the Darkness.
Don’t Forget Human Rights When Dealing with North Korea
There has been a regrettable trend in U.S. foreign policy over the years to focus on the immediate security threat, at the expense of Pyongyang’s horrible treatment of its own people.
Growing Up As A North Korean Defector
Despite moving many times for safety and protection, North Korean defector Susie Seo made her education a top priority. She is now attending college in the U.S. and is hoping to work in cyber security when she graduates.
The Road to Freedom
Justin Seo, his father, father's friend, and his daughter walked through the Paektu Mountain to find freedom. It's an area not frequently traveled due to wild animals.