Executive Director Myeongchul Ahn – one of 20 North Korean defectors urging Swiss president to freeze North Korean leadership assests

Lisa Schlein, “N. Korea Defectors Urge Switzerland to Freeze Leaders’ Funds,” Voice of America, 2014.11.17


“A group of 20 North Korean defectors urged Switzerland to immediately freeze all assets of the North Korean leadership, who it said are directly responsible for human rights crimes against their own people.

In an open letter to Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, the group argued a freeze of assets could help to reduce the gross, systematic and widespread violations that have been going on in their country for decades.”

Executive Director Ahn, disapointed with the Swiss president’s decision to not freeze North Korean leadership assest, emphasizes the source of the blood money held in Swiss accounts gained through human rights abuses.