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Human Rights Groups Keep North Korea on the Defensive

A nonprofit organization’s conference on North Korea’s human rights record is drawing sharp criticism from Pyongyang, which is threatening to strongly respond to what it calls provocations by hostile forces. Tuesday’s conference in Washington is part of a broader plan by human rights organizations to increase pressure on Pyongyang to dismantle its repressive system of political prisons. While efforts have stalled in the United Nations to prosecute North Korea’s leaders for crimes against...

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