21 Oct 2020

New Zealand's obligations to UN Sanctions with Korea

From Lately, 10:32 pm on 21 October 2020

An 80-year-old retired humanitarian worker and a Presbyterian minister have had their homes raided by police over a donation used to purchase personal protective equipment - PPE - in North Korea.

Laptops, mobile phones and paperwork were seized after police turned up with a warrant to search their homes.

Both men are members of the New Zealand-Democratic People's Republic of Korea Friendship Society who say the police are investigating a $US2000 donation they made to the North Korean Red Cross Society in March.

Karyn speaks with Professor Al Gillespie from Waikato University about New Zealand's obligations to UN sanctions for North Korea.

Al Gillespie

Al Gillespie Photo: Wayne Mead