US Puts Sanctions on North Korean Leaders

For the first time in history the United States has blacklisted Kim Jong-un and other North Korean leaders for their human rights abuses. Ambassador Power remarked on the sanctions, “These efforts send a clear message–not just to the senior leaders, but also prison camp managers and guards, censors, secret police, interrogators, and persecutors of defectors–the world is documenting your abuses, and they will not be forgotten.”

Read the US Department of State report here.

CNN reports on the sanctions.

USA Today reports on the sanctions.

Why Get Involved?

An estimated 3 million North Koreans have perished under North Korea’s brutal dictatorial regime since the mid-1990s. Families continue to starve to death as the North Korean government withholds food rations to entire regions of the nation. The government arbitrarily detains, tortures, and executes its citizens, including children, in a large network of prison/labor camps. Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have fled to China to survive, however they live in fear of forced repatriation, imprisonment, and possible execution after repatriation. Children whose parents have died or been separated from them wander the streets in search of food and protection. We must act now to bring relief!…

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