The Investigative Commission On Crime Against Humanity claimed recently that it was seeking ways to file a suit against North Korean leader Kim Jong II to the International Crime Court (ICC) over alleged crimes against humanity, according to the Associated Press report.
Activists in South Korea said on Friday that North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman in June for distributing the Bible.
Ri Hyon Ok, 33, was executed in the northwestern city of Ryongchon near the border with China on June 16. she was accused of spying for South Korea and the United States and organizing dissidents, according to a report from an alliance of several anti-North Korea groups.
The report said Ri's parents, husband and three children were sent to a political prison camp in the northeastern city of Hoeryong the following day. It also showed a copy of Ri's North Korean government-issued photo ID.
The Commission also alleged in its report that in March, North Korean security agents arrested Seo Kum Ok, 30, another Christian in a city near Ryongchon and tortured her. She was accused of attempting to spy on a nuclear site and have over the evidence to South Koran and the United States.
Her husband was also arrested and two children disappeared, the report said.
North Korea had claimed to guarantee religion freedom for its 24 million people but in reality severely restricts religious observances.
The U.S. State Department reported last year that genuine religious freedom does not exist in North Korea.