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North Korea: Kim Jong-il’s death could be opportunity for human rights

Headline Title:  Kim Jong-il’s death: Opportunity for improving human rights 19 December 2011 The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and assumption of power by his son, Kim Jong-un, present an important opportunity for improving the country’s catastrophic human rights record, Amnesty International said today. “Kim Jong-il, like his father before him, left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty, without access to adequate food and healthcare, and with hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific…

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