Forced Labor of North Koreans in Russia

in Transnational Crime

An estimated 40,000 North Koreans are working in Russia under forced labor conditions as the result of human trafficking, according to the United States Department of State.

The men and women are primarily working in the logging industry.

(More information about the black market in North Korea.)

Source: US Department of State, “Country Narratives: Russia,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.

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