Human Rights Must Be An Integral Part Of North Korea Dialogue

This month, President Trump met with Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s brutal communist dictator, in an unprecedented diplomatic summit with the world’s most totalitarian regime. Despite urging by US lawmakers, international human rights groups, and North Korean defectors, President Trump acknowledged that he did not advocate for improved human rights in North Korea or mention North Korea’s atrocious record of mass incarceration, extrajudicial executions, and international terrorism during the summit talks. 

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Cuba Ministry of Foreign Affairs Declares VOC 'Subversive' Organization

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) has released a statement on its website labeling the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and other human rights and pro-democracy movements “subversive” and “meddlers.” Recently, VOC produced a short documentary video in our Witness Project series featuring Rosa Maria Payá, who told the story of her father Oswaldo Payá’s murder at the hands of the Castro regime and her fight for freedom in Cuba.

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