U.S. tells North Korea rights abusers 'you cannot hide any more'

December 10, 2014 9:15 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. human rights official took to a stage with two young North Korean defectors on Wednesday and warned North Korea the United States would step up pressure on the country to end human rights abuses and that perpetrators "cannot hide anymore."

Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of state for human rights, said he and Robert King, the State Department's special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, had been given specific instructions by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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