“[C]rimes against humanity have been committed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea pursuant to policies established at the highest level of the state,” the U.N.’s high commissioner on human rights stated in the report. “These crimes against humanity are ongoing because the policies, institutions and patterns of impunity that lie at their root remain in place.”
The sketches included in the report, which come by way of Kim Kwang-il, a North Korean who claims he spent six years in a prison camp, are similar to drawings released a short while ago by another escapee.
U.N. investigators were so shocked by what they found while documenting North Korea’s treatment of its citizens that they actually compared it to the Nazis during World War II, according to Reuters.
Here are eight of Kwang-il’s sketches accompanied by descriptions from the U.N. report:
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