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UNSC members, Japan criticize North Korea’s human rights abuses

  • December 17, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that the UN Security Council discussed on Wednesday the human rights situation in North Korea and six council members, including the United States, the UK, and France, and Japan issued a joint statement afterward saying that human rights abuses have been exacerbated by the DPRK regime’s implementation of measures purportedly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion was held behind closed doors because China and Russia opposed opening the session to the public. The statement also called on Pyongyang to immediately return the Japanese and other abductees.

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