A horrifying account of torture and abuse of even the smallest and weakest of North Koreans paint a picture of a brutal state “that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” a United Nations representative reported Monday.
North Korean “gestapo” types use murder, torture, sexual assualt, mass starvation and even slavery among other abuses as ways to control the state and force “the population into submission,” the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea has said in its report.
The United Nations Commission of Inquiry matched these travesties directly to the highest ranking officials in the North Korean government while, at the same time, blaming world leaders for not doing anything to stop these tragedies.
“The suffering and tears of the people of North Korea demand action,” commission Chairman Michael Kirby left with reporters.
The group says it will send its findings to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. It also sent a stern warning letter to the North Korean leader that he could face charges for his terrible crimes against his own people.
The government of North Korea, also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK, has not accepted this report as an effort to undermine his own government.
“It is nothing more than an instrument of political plot aimed at sabotaging the socialist system by defaming the dignified images of the DPRK and creating an atmosphere of international pressure under the pretext of ‘human rights protection,'” a representative for the North Korean government said in a statement prepared by the government itself.