North Korea: U.S. Citizen Hard Labour Sentence Shrouded in Secrecy
The government of North Korea must immediately disclose all details in the court case of U. S. citizen Kim Dong-chul, who was sentenced to 10 years’ hard labour for “spying,” in what appears to be yet another politically motivated decision, said Amnesty International today. Kim, a 62-year-old who was born in South Korea, is the latest foreigner to be sentenced to hard labour. “The timing of this sentence, amid increasing international tension, calls into question the motivation behind the proceedings.
29 April 2016