WASHINGTON (AP) – A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and is recommending the findings be referred to the International Criminal Court.
That’s according to sources who talked to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The commission conducted a yearlong investigation. It has found evidence of an array of such crimes, including “extermination,” crimes against humanity against “starving populations” and a campaign of abductions of individuals in South Korea and Japan.
Its report is due for release Monday. The report does not examine individual culpability in detail but recommends steps toward accountability.
An outline of the report was provided to AP by an individual familiar with its contents who spoke on condition of anonymity to divulge the information before its formal release. A U.S. official who spoke anonymously for the same reason confirms those conclusions.
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