Meanwhile, in North Korea, 'unspeakable atrocities' in prison camps
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un appears to be in a close competition with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to see which brutish dictator can commit the most human rights abuses against their own people.
Judges? Your decision please:
The head of a U.N. human rights probe says prison camp survivors in North Korea have suffered "unspeakable atrocities," suggesting a pattern of widespread abuses.
Michael Kirby, who spoke before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva Tuesday, conducted hearings in Seoul and Tokyo over the past few months. He interviewed North Korean exiles, including some former prisoners.
Kirby repeated stories from one man about children surviving by eating rodents and grass. He also spoke about the testimony of a woman who said she witnessed a mother being forced to drown her own baby.
Kirby, a former judge on Australia's highest court, told the panel his inquiry would seek to determine which North Korean officials and institutions are responsible for the situation.
North Korea has refused to cooperate with the inquiry and alleged Tuesday the evidence was fabricated by those hostile to Pyongyang -- including Japan, the EU and the U.S.
Kirby dismissed the criticism and called on North Korea to offer evidence in its defense.
Defense? The woman wasn't "forced" to drown her baby. She was performing her patriotic duty because the infant was obviously a spy for the imperialists.
And don't knock rat-eating until you try it.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to give this round to Assad. For sheer creativity, gassing your own people wins out over run of the mill torture.
Nice friends you have there, China. Of course, the commies probably taught Kim everything he knows about controlling his people so perhaps the UN should try looking into Chinese prison camps next.