U.S. blacklists seven N. Korean officials over human rights abuses

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Published on 12 Jan 2017, 0:34
The United States has added seven high-level North Korean officials to its sanctions list for human rights abuses.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong ,... who's also the vice director of the Workers' Party of Korea's Propaganda and Agitation Department,... is among the individuals blacklisted by the Treasury Department.
The department said in a statement on Wednesday... that the North Korean officials are also implementing brutal censorship policies, while hiding the regime's inhumane actions.
In a separate statement,... the U.S. State Department said... the list goes along with the release of its earlier report calling North Korea's human rights abuses among the worst in the world.

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