UN: North Korea is increasing repression as people are reportedly starving in parts of the country

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is increasing its repression of human rights and people are becoming more desperate and reportedly starving in parts of the country as the economic situation worsens, the U.N. rights chief said Thursday.

Volker Türk told the first open meeting of the U.N. Security Council since 2017 on North Korean human rights that in the past its people have endured periods of severe economic difficulty and repression, but "currently they appear to be suffering both."

"According to our information, people are becoming increasingly desperate as informal markets and other copi...

 

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