South Korea Calls on North Korea to Address Human Rights Issues

SEOUL — On the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) report on human rights in North Korea, the South Korean foreign ministry has issued a statement urging Pyongyang to halt its provocations and improve the human rights conditions of its citizens.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Foreign ministry spokesperson Lim Soo-suk highlighted the ongoing human rights violations in North Korea and called for an immediate cessation of its nuclear and missile programs. The government of South Korea acknowledges the COI report's role in bringing international attention to the severe human rights situation in North Korea. The COI, established in March 2013, released a report in February 2014 documenting systematic, widespread, and gross human rights violations by North Korean officials and recommended actions to address these issues.

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