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     Feb 18, '14


UN panel warns North Korean leader on abuses
By Parameswaran Ponnudurai

A United Nations panel has written to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-eun warning him that he could be hauled before an international court for leading a regime blamed for committing rights abuses on a scale unparalleled in modern history.

The UN commission of inquiry of human rights abuses in North



Korea said after a one year probe that "hundreds" of leaders in the hardline communist state, possibly even Kim, were behind massive human rights violations that amounted to crimes of humanity.

The head of the three-member panel, Michael Kirby, warned in a letter to Kim that he could face trial at International Criminal Court in The Hague following the probe contained in an almost 400-page report made public Monday.

As head of state and overall commander of the country's military, Kim bears personal culpability for the crimes, Kirby said. More ...

Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Asia. For original article, see here

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