US envoy says North Koreans face `living nightmare`

 US envoy Samantha Power on Monday told the UN Security Council that North Korea had become "a living nightmare" for its citizens subjected to widespread rights violations.

AFP| Updated: Dec 23, 2014, 03:02 AM IST

Washington: US envoy Samantha Power on Monday told the UN Security Council that North Korea had become "a living nightmare" for its citizens subjected to widespread rights violations.

Power said a UN commission of inquiry compiling testimonies from North Korean exiles showed a pattern of "sadistic punishments meted out to prisoners" and exposed the Pyongyang regime`s brutality.