North Korea accused of executing children

The South Korean Yonhap News Agency reports that all relatives of the executed Jang Song-Thaek, including children, have been put to death at the North Korean leader’s instruction. The most bizarre part of this story is probably the execution of children, which if true would be a violation of international law. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child, which has been signed and ratified by North Korea, forbids capital punishment for juveniles.