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UN condemns North Korea's dismal human rights record
The UN Human Rights Council has condemned North Korea's human rights record, and has called for an international inquiry into serious crimes during Kim Jong Un's regime.

ACCORDING TO UN’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, around 200,000 people are being held in North Korean political prison camps and are being subjected extreme torture.

Condemning the rampant cruel and inhumane treatments amounting to crimes against humanity such as summary executions, rape, and slave labour, Pillay said, "They described a system that represents the very antithesis of international human rights norms. We know so little about these camps, and what we do know comes largely from the relatively few refugees who have managed to escape from the country," reported Washington Times.

According to Pillay, North Korea has using the death penalty to punish its people for minor offenses over the years and living conditions of prisoners marred by scarce food, minimal medical care and inadequate clothing which had no parallel anywhere else in the world."

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