The envoys called for an independent investigation by the UN's Human Rights Council as well as other human rights bodies
'Preventing human rights defenders, journalists from leaving their own country is just one of a long list of repressive tactics'
The government's 'failure to address serious abuses appears to be a deliberate policy to deter further asylum-seekers from arriving by boat'
The death toll represents an increase of over 10,000 people since the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights gave its last account on May 26
The left-leaning new leader -- a former human rights lawyer -- favours engagement and dialogue with Pyongyang