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Voice of America Interview: The United States Supports UN Mechanism of Inquiry
February 14, 2013

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HOST: The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday adopted legislation urging the Obama Administration to press for further sanctions at the U.N. Security Council and request backing for efforts to launch the international inquiry. 
 
Wednesday, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Ed Royce, told visiting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "North Korea is in a class by itself in terms of human rights abuses" saying "it is time to shine a light on the Kim regime's horrific human rights abuses."
 
Greg Scarlatiou, exective director of the rights group Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, told VOA's Victor Beattie this is a real opportunity to deal with this issue:
 
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HOST: Scarlatiou says North Korea's recent rocket launch and nuclear test have made it easier to generate international interest in exposing its human rights record because Pyongyang is losing traditional allies within the non-aligned movement. 
 
In January, rights activists said Google Earth, a satellite imagery service, helped them gather evidence of North Korea's vast prison camp system which, according to Scarlatiou, contains between 150,000 and 200,000 inmates.  He says Google Earth and higher resolution DigitalGlobe imagery is mentioned heavily throughout the committee's updated 2012 edition of The Hidden Gulag, about the North's prison network. 

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