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North Korea: New satellite images show blurring of political prison camp and villages in North Korea

, Index number: ASA 24/004/2013

Since the ascension of Kim Jong Un as the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) in December 2011, there have been no noticeable improvements in the human rights situation. In this document Amnesty International calls on member states to support a Resolution establishing an independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate these serious human rights violations in North Korea. Satellite imagery has provided telltale signs of these abuses, including the use and expansion of notorious political prison camps (kwanliso).

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