North Korea rights abuses move UN commission members to tears

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by the commentator on 30 October 2013 12:37


The head of a United Nations Commission on human rights abuses in communist North Korea has spoken of how he and other Commission members were moved to tears by testimony from victims.

Speaking more generally, Mr. Kirby said:


The Commission also heard that significant sections of the population of North Korea were permanently on the verge of famine.

The plight of women who had escaped North Korea to China, only to be turned into sex slaves and then returned to North Korea where they faced brutal punishment, was also highlighted.

Sonja Biserko, a member of the Commission said:

The Black Book of Communism says North Korea has killed approximately 2 million of its citizens. The overall number of victims of communism in the 20th century is estimated by the Black Book's authors at 80-100 million.

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