The Polish Foreign Ministry told VOA that Poland has not issued visas for North Korean workers after the North conducted its fourth nuclear test in January. Poland issued 156 visas for North Korean workers last year, according to the ministry.
Last year, the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, a British-based group that advocates for human rights in North Korea, released a report that named Poland as one of nearly 20 countries that hosts North Korean laborers. Poland is one of two European Union countries on the list.
“As the member state of the EU, we are convinced that the primary duty of the international community is to promote this legitimate concern. DPRK’s citizens working in Poland, in shipyard or any other workplace, are subject to the Polish law and are not discriminated in any way,” said the ministry in an email sent Saturday to VOA. READ MORE OF THIS STORY