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Rights Report on North Korea May Have Little Immediate Effecti
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February 21, 2014 5:22 AM
United Nations Commission of Inquiry has issued a new report that documents crimes against humanity in North Korea -- including forced labor and starvation in prison camps, sexual abuse of prisoners and public executions for political offenses. The commission urges the international community to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court, but human rights experts say that is unlikely to happen. VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer reports.

Rights Report on North Korea May Have Little Immediate Effect

Published February 21, 2014

United Nations Commission of Inquiry has issued a new report that documents crimes against humanity in North Korea -- including forced labor and starvation in prison camps, sexual abuse of prisoners and public executions for political offenses. The commission urges the international community to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court, but human rights experts say that is unlikely to happen. VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer reports.


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