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'Reform through labor' camps exist in country, says North Korea

  • A North Korean diplomat has acknowledged that “reform through labor” camps exist in the country.

    North Korean official Choe Myong-nam, however, described the camps as “detention centers” in which “people are improved through their mentality”. 

    Officials from the North Korean foreign ministry also said that a senior figure from the regime had visited the European Union headquarters and indicated an openness to dialogue linked to rights issues. 

    Last month a damning UN report had said that the human rights situation in North Korea constituted a crime against humanity.

     

     

    Tagged as: North Korean, diplomat, labor camps, Choe Myong-nam, European Union, human rights, UN report, world news