September 26, 2020

North Korean government may be guilty of crimes against humanity: UN official

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights "seeking to identify those most responsible" for abuses against DPRK prisoners

The North Korean government's mistreatment of its own citizens may amount to crimes against humanity, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned on Tuesday.

In a statement delivered to the UN's Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet, the top rights official at the United Nations, condemned the DPRK's persistent human rights abuses against its political prison population, and said that the authorities in Pyongyang should be held accountable for what they have done.