Tag: human rights

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Indonesian President Chooses Muslim Cleric as Running Mate

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has chosen a hardline Muslim cleric as his running mate in next year’s presidential election, hoping to improve his credentials among the country’s Islamic population.

Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia shown in October 22, 2002. Liu Xia was put under house arrest after her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize and their supporters often say she is guilty of nothing but the 'crime' of being Liu Xiaobo's wife

Liu Xiaobo’s Widow Avoids Berlin Memorial as China Holds Her Brother Hostage

The good news for Chinese human rights activists this week is that Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was finally released after eight years of completely unjustified house arrest and allowed to leave China. The bad news is that China is still controlling her by keeping her brother as a hostage.

‘No Escape’: Author Details the Horrors of North Korean Prison Camps

North Korea’s Chamber of Horrors: Oppression, Slavery, and Starvation

President Donald Trump praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as a “funny guy” who “loves his people” on Tuesday after concluding his summit with Kim. Kim definitely has a funny way of demonstrating that love, because North Koreans are the most abused people on Earth, and that is definitely not an easy title to win.

North Korea has arrested and jailed several US citizens in the past decade, often releasing them only after high-profile visits by current or former US officials or former US presidents

Human Rights Advocates Call for Release of Prisoners from North Korea

In an op-ed published Monday by the South China Morning Post, former North Korean detainee Robert Park urged President Donald Trump to keep the plight of North Korean prisoners in mind when he meets with dictator Kim Jong-un. Park seconded a U.N. official’s call for the Kim regime to issue a general amnesty for political prisoners during or soon after the summit.

US President Donald Trump (R) poses for photographs with North Korea's Kim Yong Chol (L) at the White House after their Oval Office talks

Trump Confirms Human Rights Not Discussed with North Koreans

A leading North Korean official and U.S. Treasury-sanctioned “Specially Designated Person” Kim Yong-cho; delivered a personal letter to President Donald Trump from Kim Jong-un on Friday, as peace negotiations between the two countries appear to make progress.

Markets were subdued despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday calling a halt to nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches

State Dept.: North Korea Using Executions, Torture Against ‘Serious Threat’ of Christianity

The U.S. State Department affirms in its annual International Religious Freedom Report, published Tuesday, that the communist regime controlling North Korea “considered Christianity a serious threat, as it challenged the official cult of personality and provided a platform for social and political organization and interaction outside the government.”

North Korea severely punished citizens for viewing foreign media, a defector said Monday. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Report: Human Rights Group Not Publicizing North Korea Findings for Fear of ‘Agitating’

Chosun Ilbo, a conservative-leaning South Korean newspaper, reports Wednesday that a prominent think tank’s annual review of the human rights situation in North Korea has received no press promotion, “apparently for fear that any widely publicized criticism of the North here could agitate the regime and jeopardize the détente.”

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North Korea: We Are Setting a ‘Good Example’ on Human Rights with ‘Politics of Love’

North Korea’s state news service KCNA issued a vocal defense of its abysmal human rights record on Tuesday, alleging that “socialist Korea” presents “a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights” in contrast to the free societies of the West.

North Korea’s state news service, KCNA, issued a vocal defense of its abysmal human rights record on Tuesday, alleging that “socialist Korea” presents “a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights” in contrast to the free societies of the West.

Before agreeing to their historic summit, US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un spent months trading taunts and insults

Kim Jong-Un Finally Mentions Trump Meeting in North Korean Press

North Korean state media quoted dictator Kim Jong-un as stating in talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump would be an “excellent first step toward promotion of the positive situation development in the Korean peninsula,” the first mention of the meeting in state media.

Trump has agreed to meet Kim for a historic US-North Korean summit as soon as next month, but Pyongyang has never officially confirmed its offer of denuclearisation talks to the White House

North Korea’s Media Deem U.S. ‘Kingpin of Human Rights Abuses’

Rodong Sinmun, the state newspaper of North Korea, condemned the United States as the “worst human rights abuser” in the world in an editorial Wednesday protesting the State Department’s recent report on the status of human rights around the world.