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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities enforced even more severe restrictions on the rights to freedom of movement and expression. Significant parts of the population suffered from food shortages and inadequate health care. The government continued to refuse entry to the UN Special...
Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Execution for Expression: Submission to the 47th Session of the UPR Working Group, 4-15 November 2024

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) in November 2024. Amnesty International raises concerns about freedom of expression, freedom of movement, forced repatriation of North Koreans by the Chinese government,...
Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Oral Statement – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – HRC55

Amnesty International welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and urges member states of the UN Human Rights Council to continue to support victim-centred avenues for accountability at the national and...
Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea: Gestures are not enough – Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 33rd Session of the UPR Working Group, May 2019

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in May 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to the DPRK in its previous UPR, including in relation its engagement and...
North Korea Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Bahrain: Letter from 22 organizations urging the Government of the United Kingdom to call publicly and privately on the Government of Bahrain to release human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

The undersigned organisations are writing to you to urge the Government of the United Kingdom to call publicly and privately on the government of Bahrain to release human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, immediately and unconditionally and drop the charges against him, as they relate solely to his...
North Korea Censorship and Freedom of Expression

North Korea: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council during its meeting in Geneva on 14 March 2016 with this oral intervention to call on the DPRK government to lift all restrictions on the freedom of expression and to end all arbitrary surveillance and interference with communications.