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Beattie Report on UN Nokor


Q&A Rife & Beattie / Nokor Amnesty / The rights group Amnesty International says North Korea has built a "security perimeter" involving controlled access points and probable guard towers around a camp housing political prisoners, including children, and the security perimeter includes nearby villages. The report, which makes use of satellite imagery over a seven year period (2006-2013), comes just two weeks before the U.N. Human Rights Council meets to consider launching an international commission of inquiry North Korean rights abuses, including "crimes against humanity." Amnesty's East Asia director, Roseann Rife, told VOA's Victor Beattie the group's U.S./based Science for Human Rights program commissioned the satellite imagery through commercial provider DigitalGlobe.

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