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North Korea's Kim Jong Un wages defector crackdown
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Source: Los Angeles Times

REPORTING FROM SEOUL - In North Korea, a new Kim may be in command but the same old human rights violations are still in play, including a renewed lethal crackdown on defectors, according to South Korean media reports.

Weeks after 20-something Kim Jong Un assumed power following his father Kim Jong Ils sudden death by heart attack last month, border guards have began shooting down would-be defectors who try to flee the impoverished nation.

Three people who tried to flee the represssive regime were reportedly killed in recent days as they tried to cross the Yalu River along the Chinese border, part of a policy of tightened border controls that Pyongyang is enforcing after Kim Jong Il's Dec. 17 death.

Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea has pledged to hunt down and imprison, or even kill, three generations of family left behind by escapees, successful or not, according to Seouls Joongang Daily newspaper.

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Photo: North Koreans vow loyalty to their new leader, Kim Jong Un, at a rally in Pyongyang. Credit: EPA/Korea Central News Agency
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