North Korea's 'charm offensive' can't hide human rights atrocities, say experts

November 14, 2014 7:12 PM

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North Korea's 'charm offensive' can't hide human rights atrocities, say experts

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, New North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang after reviewing a parade of thousands of soldiers and commemorating the 70th birthday of his late father Kim Jong Il. North Korea said Kim has been promoted to Marshal, the military's highest rank. North Korean state media made the announcement Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in a special bulletin. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File) (AP2012)

International isolation, sanctions and derogatory language, like “Hermit Kingdom” or “Axis of Evil” may not move North Korea’s leaders to change their ways, but calling them out on human rights abuse seems to have rattled their cages.

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