North Korea says laborers work abroad legally, not mistreated




 
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North Korea says laborers work abroad legally, not mistreated
 
November 17th, 2015  
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North Korea says laborers work abroad legally, not mistreated
By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it has sent laborers to work abroad legally in Russia, China and elsewhere and that it was a "vicious slander" to say they were mistreated or forced to go. U.N. human rights investigator Marzuki Darusman last month raised concerns that North Korea (DPRK) has forced some 50,000 people to work abroad "under overall conditions that reportedly amount to forced labor." He urged countries where they have been sent to grant him access to investigate. "They are saying thousands of DPRK laborers are under harsh treatment and they are engaged in forced labor," Ri Hung Sik, ambassador-at-large for the North Korean Foreign Ministry, said at a news conference in New York.

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