North Korea still violating human rights: UN envoy Jaime Jansen at 10:08 AM ET
[JURIST] North Korea [JURIST news archive] has shown no improvement in its human rights record and still systematically tortures its citizens, a UN special rapporteur said Friday. Vitit Muntarbhorn [UN press release] and a special UN envoy visited Japan [press release] this week to assess the impact of the North Korean rights situation on that country. In remarks concluding his visit, Muntarbhorn condemned North Korea's practice of public executions, inhumane prison conditions, and oppression of dissidents. Muntarbhorn will speak with North Korean refugees living in South Korea on Saturday.
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