South Korea to back UN resolution on North Korea's human rights record

South Korea will vote in favor of a UN resolution on alleged human rights violations in North Korea, an official said Wednesday, making good on the new Seoul government's promise not to refrain from criticizing Pyongyang. "We will vote for the resolution" at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, a senior Foreign Ministry official told The Associated Press. The move by conservative President Lee Myung-bak, who took office last month, is a change from South Korea's previous decade of liberal governments who were reluctant to publicly criticize the North.