North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits an orphanage in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang in February 4, 2014.(REUTERS/KCNA)
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North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un himself should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, U.N. investigators said Monday.As referral to the Hague-based international court was seen as unlikely, given China's probable veto of any such move in the U.N. Security Council, thoughts were also turning to setting up some form of special international tribunal on North Korea, diplomatic and U.N. sources told Reuters.The team recommended targeted U.N. sanctions against civil officials and military commanders suspected of the worst crimes.Pyongyang has used food as "a means of control over the population" and "deliberate starvation" to punish political and ordinary prisoners, according to the U.N.'s team of 12 investigators.
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