For the first time ever, Kim Jong-un just got sanction-slapped by the U.S.
But it's not because his country claims to have nuclear weapons or because it tests lots of ballistic missiles.
It’s because Kim Jong-un is a tyrant to his own people.
Human rights in North Korea have been under the microscope for years, and a new U.S. government report shows just how bad things really are.
It estimates as many as 120,000 people are trapped in a network of political prison camps in the country.
And that citizens are tortured, sexually assaulted, starved and executed.
The U.S. holds Kim Jong-un, and nearly a dozen other top officials, responsible for this.
The U.S. has filed similar sanctions against other world leaders: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and Syria's Bashar al-Assad.
In all of these instances, human rights violations are what prompted the sanctions.