6 months Human rights abuses rising in NKorea Manilatimes |World
SEOUL, South Korea: A United Nations (UN) report said North Koreans working in hundreds of capitalistic-style markets are often abused and forced to engage in bribery to survive. The UN Human Rights Office said in a report released Tuesday that a failed public distribution system in North Korea has led to the rise of market activities over the past two decades. But it says a lack of adequate reforms and an uncertain legal environment at these markets mean that many people face a host of human rights violations and must use bribes to avoid arrest, detention and abuse.Advertisements
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