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North Korea like Nazi Germany, says former ambassador

The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report.

A panel of experts mandated by the UN's Human Rights Council said North Koreans had suffered "unspeakable atrocities", and that those responsible, including leader Kim Jong-un, must face justice.

The panel heard evidence of torture, political repression and other crimes.

Pyongyang refused to co-operate with the report and rejects its conclusions.

John Everard, a former UK ambassador to North Korea between 2006 and 2008 and who later worked for the UN on implementing sanctions against Pyongyang, told Newsnight there were direct parallels between North Korea and Nazi Germany.

  • 18 Feb 2014
  • From the section Asia
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