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Defector’s Compromised Story on Abuse in North Korea Raises Questions

The disclosure by a key United Nations witness, that parts of his testimony about his life in North Korean prison camps were untrue, is raising questions about the credibility of the U.N. report on human rights abuses in that country. While the U.N. says the altered testimony was not critical to the inquiry, his shifting story illustrates the difficulty of verifying information in one of the world’s most secretive countries. Shin Dong-hyuk’s testimony in front of the U.N. Commission of...

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