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US State Department informs on labor camps for DPRK citizens in Russia
10:56, 28 June 2017
US State Department informs on labor camps for DPRK citizens in Russia

It is estimated that 50-80 thousand North Korean citizens work abroad under duress, mainly in Russia and China

10:56, 28 June 2017

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The camps organized by North Korea, in which thousands of North Korean workers are involved in forced labor, are located on Russian territory, informs the US Department of State in its report on human trafficking issue.

The document notes that "the Russian authorities did not conduct any investigations in this direction."

Announcing the report, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that in Russia and China, about 50-80 thousand North Koreans are involved in forced labor, they often work for 20 hours a day. Most of their salary is confiscated by the authorities of the DPRK, the press service of the State Department reported.

"The North Korean regime receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year as a result of forced labor, the responsible states simply can not allow this to continue, and we call on any country that accepts workers from the DPRK within the framework of agreements that include forced labor, to send these people home ", Tillerson said.

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