North Announces “White Paper” on SK Human Rights

first_img News News By Daily NK – 2014.04.30 2:41pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter North Announces “White Paper” on SK Human Rights There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Newscenter_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE News North Korea has announced the publication of a white paper criticizing the human rights situation in South Korea, condemning the Park Geun Hyeadministration as “puppets under the rule of an American colony.” In a piece published by the Rodong Sinmun on the 30thentitled, “Denounce the South Chosun Human Rights Situation – the Worst in theWorld,” it was written,  “The South saysit has a ‘government’ and ‘law,’ but they are nothing more than puppets. Theyare merely a tool used by the Americans in their colonial rule.” “The people of South Chosun are deprived of everything thanksto America. When human rights are infringed upon there is not even a place youcan go to complain,” it was stated.“Democratic rights and political freedoms are mercilesslyinfringed upon,” the piece continued, referring to South Korea’s practice ofdeleting pro-North comments made online and the arrest of leftist lawmaker Lee SeokKi on charges of “plotting a rebellion.” Specific instances were listed to show the “severe suppression ofpeople’s rights”, including examples of unemployment, suicideand the shutdown of civilian protests. Furthermore, it was written, “Over 60% of university students cannot afford their schoolfees so must work [to make ends meet]. Some even have to subject their bodiesto medical trials.”Human rights organizations providing assistance to NorthKoreans wishing to defect were similarly accused of “receiving assistance fundsfrom the puppet authorities and habitually engaging in acts of kidnapping.”The statement comes as international interest grows in theNorth Korean human rights situation in the wake of the recent report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry detailing evidence of systemic andwidespread human rights violations perpetrated by the regime.  AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] last_img read more