Human Rights Council hears of North Korea violationsListen /
Torture, abduction and imprisonment for watching foreign soap operas: these are just examples of human rights violations against citizens in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK).
That information came during hearings conducted last month by a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the country's human rights situation.
Its chairman Michael Kirby, who briefed the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, said the "shocking character" of the testimony demands accountability from the DPRK and action by the international community.
Dianne Penn reports.