'Hundreds' may be involved in gravest N Korean crimes

Hundreds of North Korean officials are potentially liable for the worst crimes against humanity, a UN Commission of Inquiry said.

Michael Kirby, a former chief justice of Australia heading the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, was asked how many North Korean officials may have committed the gravest crimes documented by investigators.

He replied: "The potential would be running into hundreds I would think."

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UN report calls for North Korean crimes punishment

An international criminal investigation against the North Korean regime should be launched because it has committed "unspeakable atrocities", a leaked UN report has said.