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North Korea urged to grant access to UN

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A UN inquiry gathering harrowing testimony of human rights abuses in North Korea appealed Tuesday for access to the country, even as Pyongyang condemned its work as slanderous and provocative. 

North Koreans walk to work near the railway line between Pyongyang and North Phyongan Province on April 8, 2012. The head of a UN inquiry into human rights in North Korea appealed on Tuesday for access to the country, even as Pyongyang condemned his commission's work as slanderous.

The three-member Commission of Inquiry chaired by retired Australian judge Michael Kirby has just wrapped up five days of disturbing hearings in the South Korean capital Seoul - mostly testimony from North Korean defectors.

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