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NORTH KOREA: : On 18 September, HRWF denounced the exploitation of North Korean Workers by private companies in Poland at the OSCE/ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. North Korean workers earn roughly 120USD per month; Pyongyang confiscates the rest of their salaries to support for its nuclear program, according to a 115-page report from the Asian Center at the University of Leiden, headed by Prof. Remco Breuker

Despite increasing international protests, Poland continues to issue work permits to North Korean workers and in turn, provide hard currencies to Pyongyang, despite warnings by the United Nations. The Polish authorities admitted last year that about 550 North Korean workers were active on their territory, with a total of 400 workers recorded this year. They claim that they did not issue work visas in 2016-2017, but Prof. Remco Breuker disagrees with Polish assertions. “Their own statistics tell a different story,” Breuker remarked.

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NORTH KOREA: : On 18 September, HRWF denounced the exploitation of North Korean Workers by private companies in Poland at the OSCE/ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. North Korean workers earn roughly 120USD per month; Pyongyang confiscates the rest of their salaries to support for its nuclear program, according to a 115-page report from the Asian Center at the University of Leiden, headed by Prof. Remco Breuker.Despite increasing international protests, Poland continues to issue work permits to North Korean workers and in turn, provide hard currencies to Pyongyang, despite warnings by the United Nations. The Polish authorities admitted last year that about 550 North Korean workers were active on their territory, with a total of 400 workers recorded this year. They claim that they did not issue work visas in 2016-2017, but Prof. Remco Breuker disagrees with Polish assertions. “Their own statistics tell a different story,” Breuker remarked.