North Korea: U.S. Citizen Hard Labour Sentence Shrouded in Secrecy
The government of North Korea must immediately disclose all details of the court case of U. S. citizen Kim Dong-chul, 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 in recent months. “The timing of this sentence, as tensions keep rising in the Korean Peninsula, and the lack of details about the alleged spying activities of the defendant suggests politically motivated proceedings,” said Arnold Fang, East Asia Researcher at Amnesty International.
29 April 2016