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Posted 00:00 (GMT) March 13, 2014

Time for world to work together over North Korea atrocities

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un with military officials. A UN inquiry called for those responsible for crimes against humanity in North Korea to face justice.


By Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. 

The resounding victory for Kim Jong-un in North Korea’s parliamentary elections this past week reflects the  “absolute support” of people in the country, according to state media.

However, it’s doubtful such support includes the  hundreds of thousands of people – including children – that languish in  political prison camps and other detention facilities. Or those that have been the victims of  crimes against humanity as documented in a chilling U.N. report made  public last month.  Indeed, the  U.N. Commission of Inquiry report was unprecedented, stating: “The  gravity, scale and nature of these violations…does not have any parallel  in the contemporary world.”

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