August 19, 2005

U.S. names envoy on human rights in North Korea

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on
Friday named a former White House adviser to become U.S.
special envoy on human rights in North Korea.

Jay Lefkowitz, who has previously served as a domestic
policy aide to Bush, has also been a member of the U.S.
delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

The White House said his job will be to raise awareness of
human rights issues in North Korea.