Ramsey Clark Dies

Ramsey Clark

Press Conference of Ramsey Clark (fifth from right) with Chung Ki Ryol (fourth) and other delegates, Seoul, May 21, 2001, in preparation for the successful "International Tribunal on US War Crimes in the Korean War". (File Photo Tongil News)

Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General and renowned international human rights attorney who stood against US military aggression worldwide, died peacefully April 9 at his home in New York City, surrounded by close family. He was 93 years old.

According to Gloria La Riva whose writing I read at the online Liberation, Ramsey made multiple trips to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or North Korea as well as to South Korea.

In 2001 he was the keynote speaker and principal jurist at the International Tribunal on U.S. War Crimes in the Korean War.

The Tribunal presented expert testimony and drew participation from people all over the world.

Ramsey's last trip to North Korea was in July 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement that ended military hostilities in Korea in 1953.

While in Pyongyang and in subsequent trips to Seoul and Tokyo, Ramsey spoke eloquently about the need to end sanctions on North Korea and demanded that the U.S. sign a peace treaty with North Korea to end the Korean War once and for all.

Gloria La Riva said:

"Rare is such a person as Ramsey Clark with uncompromising defense of true human rights and the courage to defend those beliefs. He will be deeply missed at home and worldwide."

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