Gov't to Begin Probing Next Yr. Possible N. Korean HR Violations Suffered by POWs, Abductees

Write : 2017-10-09 15:30:32 Update : 2017-10-09 16:26:13

Gov't to Begin Probing Next Yr. Possible N. Korean HR Violations Suffered by POWs, Abductees

The Unification Ministry plans to launch a full-fledged investigation on North Korea’s human rights violations involving prisoners of war(POW), abductees and members of separated families beginning next year.
 
An official with the Center for North Korean Human Rights Records under the Unification Ministry said Monday that a pilot probe is under way.
 
Investigators want to know whether North Korean authorities tortured POWs, abductees or North Koreans who have family members living in South Korea and whether such people faced discrimination in joining the Workers’ Party or in getting jobs.
 
They'll examine testimonies from POWs, abductees, and family members who escaped the North and settled in the South.
 
The Center for North Korean Human Rights Records was established in September of last year in line with South Korea's version of the North Korean Human Rights Act.

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