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At U.N., West seeks to have North Koreans tried for rights violations
At U.N., West seeks to have North Koreans tried for rights violations

Western ambassadors on the United Nations Security Council revealed gruesome details of alleged human rights violations in North Korea on Monday at an unprecedented debate and called for its leaders to be tried for crimes against humanity. But a resolution proposing referral of senior North Korean officials to the International Criminal Court for prosecution went unheeded after China and Russia, which have the power to veto any action by the council, urged against a vote that their representatives said could only aggravate tensions on the Korean peninsula. Although the majority of the 15-member council spoke damningly of the Pyongyang government's treatment of political prisoners,...

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