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North Korea: UN Should Act on Atrocities Report

New Video Shows Horrors of North Korea Through Eyewitness Testimony (Geneva) – A new United Nations report has found that crimes against humanity are occurring in North Korea and calls for an international tribunal to investigate and hold perpetrators to account, Human Rights Watch said today. The report, by a UN Commission of Inquiry appointed… Read more »

Being gay in the DPRK

Overview suggests many North Koreans learn about being gay only upon departure from DPRK Ji Min, like nearly all other young North Korean men, took part in regular compulsory military training. Once a year, professionals from the cities such as him were drafted and sent off to do military service for about two weeks. Working… Read more »

U.N. report highlights ‘unspeakable atrocities’ in North Korea

Hong Kong (CNN) – A mother forced to drown her own baby and a prison camp inmate compelled to eat rodents and lizards just to survive – these are some of the horrific experiences documented by a United Nations inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea. According to the man who headed up the… Read more »

North Korean escapees forced to return home, to rights groups’ concern

Nine young North Korean refugees were forcibly returned to Pyongyang after escaping to Laos. Nine North Korean refugees have been forced to return home after escaping to Laos, drawing protests from human rights groups and concern from the US. The defectors, the oldest aged 23 and the youngest just 15, were arrested in Laos three… Read more »

North Korea defectors take to the “Underground Railroad”

The 3,000-mile journey can take months and the path is lined with informants. Bangkok, Thailand — In the beginning, they arrived in ones and twos across the Mekong River. They were dirty, skeleton-thin and scared to death. Sugint Dechkul, a small-town lawyer in Thailand’s far-northern Chiang Rai province, had no idea what to make of… Read more »