Why Trump Needs to Raise Human Rights with North Korea’s Kim | Human Rights Watch

What a difference a year makes. In the months since that address, the Trump administration and the president himself have dramatically softened their diplomatic posture on North Korea’s human rights record. Back in late 2017, in Seoul, Trump spoke of “the horror of life in North Korea,” calling Kim Jong Un’s government a “cruel dictatorship” under which North Koreans “suffer in gulags, toiling in forced labor, and enduring torture, starvation, rape and murder on a constant basis.” But by April 2018, when preparations for a summit on nuclear issues were underway, the administration’s tone changed.

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