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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea reacts angrily after UN votes to probe ‘crimes against humanity’

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the Pyongyang regime in the dock for crimes against humanity. A resolution asking the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court passed by a resounding vote of 111 to 19 ... Union, which drafted the resolution with Japan. The non-binding measure will go to the full General Assembly for a vote next month. But it remains an open question whether the Security Council ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Dennis Rodman claims North Korea leader Kim Jong-un didn't execute his uncle

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:24am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Former basketball star Dennis Rodman claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip ... media reported that Jang Song-thaek was executed in December for “anti-state acts.” “You could say anything here about North Korea and people would believe it,” Rodman said. “The last time ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York The European Union and Japan are encouraging the UN Security Council to follow the recommendations of a groundbreaking inquiry into North Korea's human ... to get ahead of the expected resolution. The EU-Japan draft resolution is non-binding and also needs approval by the 193-member General Assembly. Even if the more powerful Security Council takes ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US hopeful of high-level UN debate on North Korean rights

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US hopeful of high-level UN debate on N Korea The United States supports UN Security Council discussion of North Korea's alleged crimes against humanity, a senior official said. But Robert King, US special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, expressed concern over whether the council had time to take up the issue. Details ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song-thaek, executed for treason in North Korea

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 06:27am by Staff Reporter and Agencies

    ... news agency said Jang Song-thaek had been executed after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason, only days after he was stripped of all posts and expelled from the ruling ... South Korea expressed deep concerns about a series of occurrences in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, uncle-in- law of DPRK leader ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's return to spotlight shows slightly more open North Korea

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... had been purged and later executed. This year, the official mouthpieces said that an apartment building, part of a great construction boom under Kim, had collapsed. More recently, North Korea ... feel Kim's presence even when he is absent," Scott Snyder, a Korea expert with the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote in a blog post. "Externally, North Korean propaganda has ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea prison camp survivor Shin Dong-hyuk awaits UN report with scepticism

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:57pm by Reuters

    ... guard of a plot by his mother and brother to escape and both were executed, according to a book on his life called Escape from Camp 14. “The Human Rights Council, the biggest organisation ... of the International Criminal Court, but the UN Security Council can ask the Hague-based court to investigate alleged abuses by non-signatories. China, the North’s major ally and main benefactor, stands ready ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN report on North Korea a glimpse into a nightmare state

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:03pm

    ... by the UN Human Rights Council last March, retired Australian chief justice Michael Kirby, said the findings reminded him of the extensive horrors spawned by Nazi Germany and other Axis powers. ... Council has the power to set up a special tribunal for North Korea. However, many observers believe that any attempt to take such action would be blocked by China, North Korea's closest ally ...

  9. News - China - NORTH KOREA

    Beijing rejects UN’s ‘unreasonable’ criticism in North Korea report

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... it would veto any proceedings in the Security Council to bring Pyongyang to book. North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Kim Jong-un, the leader of the country, should face international ... Korea to face torture or execution, a charge that prompted a sharp rebuke from Beijing. “Of course we cannot accept this unreasonable criticism,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Beijing will fight proposed UN court action over North Korean abuses

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... camps with 80,000 to 120,000 people, state-sponsored abductions, publicly motivated executions and lifelong indoctrination. In a letter accompanying a the report, the panel's chairman, ... that the commission appears to have requested the Security Council refer the situation in [North Korea] to the International Criminal Court. There is no doubt that legally such a referral would be highly ...




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