Torture, humiliation, coerced confessions and hunger appear to be “fundamental characteristics” of the North Korean pre-trial detention system, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, citing testimony from former officials and detainees held in the country since Kim Jong Un took power in 2011. Al Jazeera reports that HRW’s 88-page report adds to the documentation of widespread rights abuses in North Korea’s opaque criminal justice system by United Nations investigators, who in 2014 said the country’s supreme leader, Kim, and its security chiefs should face justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and killings that were comparable with Nazi-era atrocities. Not much is expected to change though as, when faced with criticism over rights abuses, North Korea’s ambassador to the UN had previously told the global body’s Human Rights Council to “mind your own business”.