Skip to comments.'Abundant evidence' of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel says
Posted on 02/17/2014 4:25:26 PM PST by mandaladon
(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. The commission traced the abuses directly to the highest levels of the North Korean government while simultaneously blaming world leaders for sitting on their hands amid untold agony. "The suffering and tears of the people of North Korea demand action," commission Chairman Michael Kirby told reporters. The group said it would refer its findings to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution. It also sent a letter warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity. The government of North Korea -- also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK -- rejected the report as a ginned-up effort to undermine its government. "It is nothing more than an instrument of political plot aimed at sabotaging the socialist system by defaming the dignified images of the DPRK and creating an atmosphere of international pressure under the pretext of 'human rights protection,'" the government said in a prepared statement. The U.N. panel released its 400-page report after hearing from more than 320 witnesses in public hearings and private interviews. North Korea did not respond to the commission's request for access to the country and information about its human rights practices, according to the commission.
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The same blood flows through Obama as does the Kim family.
Sounds like a sternly worded letter is in order.
There is nothing too depraved for NK to do.
And nothey are not afraid of bam bam.
Now maybe the world will understand what a farce
the UN is. Bring those charges, go ahead, then what?
I’d believe just about anything, no matter how horrid, possible when it comes to North Korea.
I truly believe that, if and when the day comes when the regime there falls and the world gets its first unfettered look at North Korea, it will be the closest thing to Hell man has seen on this earth.
They will ask obama to invade.
Crimes against humanity in North Korea? I wonder what was their first clue?
That, and a Nobel peace prize for Dennis Rodman...per his own suggestion.
What is up with all of the sudden interest in North Korea? Did Kim make an Obama joke or something?
Doug MacArthur would have eliminated these bastards. One more catastrophe to blame the Democrats for.
Wasn’t it CNN’s Eason Jordan who admitted that they had withheld news and propagandized all that was occuring in Iraq for a decade prior to the U.N. authorized Invasion?
Send the people weapons and let them kill the tyrants. Hang a few of them on lamp posts to be an example of what will happen to the rest.
When that day comes the left will be shocked and surprised,and will then blame it all on the Kim family, or the party in power, or any number of excuses EXCEPT Communism or Socialism or Utopianism.
They will go on and condemn the horrors while pushing their agenda all in the same breath. Liberalism is a mental disorder.
I have to agree. I’ve already encountered more than one leftist online who claims North Korean isn’t communist. It’s “just a dictatorship”, is the standard talking point. As if communism and dictatorship are somehow mutually exclusive, yeesh.
The US went into Bosnia for less than they’re accusing the NorKs of. It’d be no surprise if this were the initial foundation-laying for UN or US intervention.
We 'Choice' 1,000,000 a year to death in this country.
Leave Brittany alone!
Reagan was arming them so probably not. But do you honestly think that his behavior dates only to the beginning of the Obama administration? North Korea has been a communist hell-hole for decades, through a dozen administrations.
Watch China have to defend Nothr Korea's actions in the UN. Not a solution but good for a few laughs.
Probably because this is the first time in recent memory that the UN had condemned a country other that Israel and us.
We have to go into Kiev , too according to John Bolton and John F’n Kerry.
We may as well intervene everywhere.
So send the Walrus and the Weirdo and let them fight it out.
"You're bweaking my bawls, Hans, you're bweaking my bawls."