Torture, executions, rapes: the UN's dossier on North Korea's state abuses

The*report from the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea*lists the country's human rights abuses in six main sections, a number of which it concludes are likely to be crimes against humanity.

Arbitrary detention and torture

While North Korea denies the system of so-calledkwanliso*secret prison camps even exists, the report says testimony from survivors and guards, coupled with satellite imagery, makes for overwhelming evidence. It estimates that between 80,000 and 120,000 political prisoners are still held in the camps, many “disappeared”, meaning their families never know where they have gone or what happens to them in the future, even if they die in detention.


So maybe instead of lecturing the One, True Church, the UN bureaucracy can criticize North Korea.


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