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U.N. Report Highlights North Korea’s Human Rights Abuses
A warning to the leader of North Korea. A United Nations report says Kim Jong Un could be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians– something the North Korean government calls a political plot.
FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern has the details from Washington DC:
The near 400 page report from the United Nations human rights panel, describes horrifying atrocities at North Korean political prisons.
Kirby: “His duties included gathering up the bodies of those who had died of starvation and putting them in a pot and burning them.”
Michael Kirby, who led the panel– recalling the testimony of a former political prisoner. The report takes the unusual step of including a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un– warning him that international prosecution– perhaps of the leader himself, is needed.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
FOX’s Jonathan Wachtel, has more on the report’s findings:
A chilling section of the 372-page U.N. report describes the vast network of secret prison camps, where hundreds of thousands of North Koreans are believed to have died from starvation, execution and disease. It is estimated that as many as 120,000 political prisoners are still held. The North Korean regime refused to participate in the U.N. investigation and has rejected the findings as part of America’s hostile policy.
Jonathan Wachtel, Fox News Radio.