All posts tagged "human rights"

  • Park Won-soon is receiving mixed reactions from South Korean citizens after openly supporting gay marriage. (Korea Times file)
    Seoul mayor to meet with LGBTQ activists after criticisms

    After five days of protesting within the walls of Seoul’s city hall, LGBTQ activists will have a chance to meet with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon. According to Rainbow Action’s Facebook page, the meeting will occur after Dec....

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Kim Jong-un
    North Korea slams US over racial discrimination

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea sharply criticized the United States Friday for violent protests in Ferguson, apparently seeking to turn the tables on Washington often critical of Pyongyang’s human rights abuse. The communist nation’s foreign ministry claimed...

    • Posted November 28, 2014
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  • Choe Myong Nam, a North Korean official in charge of U.N. affairs and human rights, listens during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly human rights committee, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. An attempt to weaken a United Nations move to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity failed Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
    UN push to refer North Korea to International Criminal Court over human rights moves forward

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moved forward Tuesday at the United Nations, where a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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    North Korean refugee Shin Dong-hyuk wins Alison Des Forges Award

      Human Rights Watch honored North Korean refugee Shin Dong-hyuk, 32, with the Alison Des Forges Award last week. The Voices for Justice HRW Annual Dinner, held at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, honors “courageous individuals...

    • Posted November 16, 2014
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    Former President Bush, K.J. Choi attend forum on North Korean human rights

    Former President George W. Bush attended a forum on North Korean human rights in Dallas Thursday. According to George W. Bush Presidential Center, five North Korean defectors presented witness accounts. Korean golfer K.J. Choi, a Texas resident,...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • People gather a day before the 20th anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung's death in Pyongyang. (Yonhap)
    North Korea delivers human rights report via Chinese media

    BEIJING (Yonhap) — North Korea on Thursday launched a rare public blitz about its human rights by publishing a lengthy report in online editions of China’s state-run media, in an apparent effort to counter the U.N. move...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    Draft UN resolution seeks to take Kim Jong-un to int’l court

    New York (Yonhap) – A draft U.N. resolution on North Korea’s human rights problem calls for referring the totalitarian nation’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a diplomatic source said Wednesday. The draft resolution, written...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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