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North Korea condemns Australian judge behind UN rights report

Published on Feb 28, 2014 3:17 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea on Friday condemned an Australian judge who led a UN investigation that concluded that North Korean security chiefs and possibly its leader should face justice for torture and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities.

North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency, citing a pro-North Korean politician from Brazil, said the judge, Michael Kirby, had manipulated evidence at the behest of North Korea's old enemy, the United States.

"(Kirby's) mission is to manipulate 'evidence' on the orders of Washington, lie about (North) Korea and oppose the republic under an international alliance that is controlled by the United States," KCNA said.

North Korean state media often uses comment from small, foreign support groups to criticise the United States and South Korea.

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