Hundreds of North Korean execution sites identified, says rights group

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South-Korea-based group says it has found more than 300 such sites after interviewing more than 600 defectors

A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses say North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty designed to intimidate its citizens.

The Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG), based in Seoul, said it had pinpointed at least 323 sites after four years of research and interviews with more than 600 North Korean defectors.

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