Czechs End N. Korea Slave Trade

Czech authorities have decided to end the practice of having North Koreans work in Czech factories under what one human rights organization has described as “slave” conditions.

“We have decided not to offer new work visas to North Korean citizens and not to prolong the existing visas,” the Interior Ministry official responsible for asylum and migration policy, Tomas Haisman, said in an interview.

The ministry announced the decision, citing October’s U.N. resolution condemning and imposing sanctions on Pyongyang because of its nuclear-weapon test. But Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zuzana Opletalova said, “This is an administrative — and not a political — decision.”

Previous reports on this story here.  And with that, one more source of income for Kim Jong Il is cut off.