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UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report

GENEVA, Feb 17(Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in North Korea that they said amount to crimes of humanity which should be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The 372-page report is the result of a year-long investigation marked by unprecedented public testimony by defectors at hearings held in South Korea, Japan, Britain and the United States.

Kim Jong-un may be personally responsible for crimes against humanity, top U.N. investigator Michael Kirby said in a Jan. 20 letter to the North Korean leader that accompanies the report.

Here are some excepts from the report, to be debated by the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 17:

SCOPE OF CRIMES

"Systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its institutions and officials. In many instances, the violations of human rights found by the commission constitute crimes against humanity.

"The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world," the report said.

"A number of long-standing and ongoing patterns of systematic and widespread violations which were documented by the commission, meet the high threshold required for proof of crimes against humanity in international law. The perpetrators enjoy immunity.

"The key to the political system is the vast political and security apparatus that strategically uses surveillance, coercion, fear and punishment to preclude the expression of any dissent."

CHINA'S ROLE

"Persons who are forcibly repatriated from China are commonly subjected to torture, arbitrary detention, summary execution, forced abortion and other forms of sexual violence.

China should "respect the principle of non-refoulement and accordingly abstain from forcibly repatriating any persons to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea".

I agree with almost nothing the UN does, however this one.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/17/un-documents-north-korean_n_4802286.html
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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 07:36:13 AM »
It's only damning if someone is going to do something.  No one will.


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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 08:05:02 AM »
That is true MNHawk, plus...what are these UN clowns going to do when the US is doing the same to its citizens?  I mean we can go from Prism, drones, cower-and-wet-yourself (stand in place) and IRS intimidation to a full-blown totalitarian police state in no time at all the way things are going.  What will these clowns do, issue another report?  Yah, that'll be swell...

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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 07:03:25 PM »
This was news to people,  like, what,  60+ years ago!   The saddest thing,  its no closer to the end then it was back during the Korean War.   No surprise the newest generation is the worst.

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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 09:13:13 PM »
Since it's inception, what exactly has the U.N. accomplished?
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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 07:56:08 AM »
Since it's inception, what exactly has the U.N. accomplished?

Well, you say "accomplish"...what they've "done" is spend a shytload of OPM (mostly ours), pass a bevy of resolutions without teeth, failed to deal forcefully with just about every ethnic cleansing situation that pops up, turned the security council into a political pissing contest, sent a lot of useless blue-helmets around the globe to watch mayhem be committed, and generally piss everybody off with great regularity.

They probably see that as a win.
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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 08:32:08 AM »
Since it's inception, what exactly has the U.N. accomplished?

Well, you say "accomplish"...what they've "done" is spend a shytload of OPM (mostly ours), pass a bevy of resolutions without teeth, failed to deal forcefully with just about every ethnic cleansing situation that pops up, turned the security council into a political pissing contest, sent a lot of useless blue-helmets around the globe to watch mayhem be committed, and generally piss everybody off with great regularity.

They probably see that as a win.

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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 08:35:16 AM »
Since it's inception, what exactly has the U.N. accomplished?

Well, you say "accomplish"...what they've "done" is spend a shytload of OPM (mostly ours), pass a bevy of resolutions without teeth, failed to deal forcefully with just about every ethnic cleansing situation that pops up, turned the security council into a political pissing contest, sent a lot of useless blue-helmets around the globe to watch mayhem be committed, and generally piss everybody off with great regularity.

They probably see that as a win.

Libertas, please tell us how you really feel. <SARC OFF>

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Re: UN Documents North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps In Damning Report
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 08:37:06 AM »
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