UN panel begins hearings on human rights in N. Korea
A set of public hearings over human rights in North Korea is underway in Seoul.
For the next four days, some 30 witnesses are set to testify in front of a three-member UN panel about human rights violations in the communist state.
Around 200-thousand people are believed to be imprisoned in North Korea's labor camps, where they are malnourished or even worked to death.
Pyongyang denies the accusations, and says it will not allow the UN inspectors on North Korean soil.
This is the first time an expert panel has started looking into human rights abuses in North Korea.
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