UN General Assembly wants to refer North Korea to ICC

December 18, 2014 8:29 PM

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UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly on Thursday (Dec 18) condemned North Korea's rights record and called for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.

The non-binding resolution was adopted by a vote of 116 to 20 with 53 abstentions in the 193-nation assembly. The resolution asks the Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC and to consider targeted sanctions against the Pyongyang leadership for the repression of its citizens.

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