Monday, February 17, 2014


Why didn't the UN do this investigation 10, 20 or even 30 years ago?
'Abundant evidence' of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel says
By Michael Pearson and Jason Hanna, CNN
updated 10:28 AM EST, Mon February 17, 2014

(CNN) -- A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest of North Koreans reveal a portrait of a brutal state "that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world," a United Nations panel reported Monday.

North Korean leaders employ murder, torture, slavery, sexual violence, mass starvation and other abuses as tools to prop up the state and terrorize "the population into submission," the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea said in its report.

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