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NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 274 (August 8, 2013)

2013/08/08 10:42

*** TOPIC OF THE WEEK (Part 2)

U.N. Commission Begins Investigation into N. Korean Rights Abuses

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- A United Nations commission on human rights abuses in North Korea began its official investigation by interviewing North Korean defectors in South Korea for the first time since its launch earlier this year, sources said on July 31.

The sources at Free the NK Gulag, a defectors group in Seoul, said two working-level officials from the United Nations Commission of Inquiry for North Korea (COI) arrived here on July 29 and carried out interviews with people who escaped from the communist country.