UN Mulls Taking N.Korea to Court Over Rights Abuses

  • By O Youn-hee, Kim Myong-song

    November 07, 2018 11:50

    The UN General Assembly is considering taking North Korea to the International Criminal Court for egregious human rights abuses, Voice of America reported Monday.

    The report comes ahead of high-level talks between North Korea and the U.S. on Thursday, though a UN draft resolution is not expected until December.

    On Tuesday, a group of former prisoners of war in North Korea and groups championing human rights in the North filed a complaint with prosecutors in Seoul against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for crimes against humanity.

    At a press conference in front of Cheong Wa Dae, they said Kim has continued inflicting brutality on POWs still in the North and that he must be arrested if he enters South Korean territory for his next summit with President Moon Jae-in.

    Meanwhile, U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia claimed that a senior member of Kim’s security team was purged for listening to RFA.

    RFA is nominally independent but funded by Congress and sees it as its mission to advance U.S. foreign policy aims.

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