Full text of N.Korea rights report released

Source:Global Times-Agencies Published: 2014-10-17 0:33:04

The North Korean Embassy in China released the full-text of its human rights report in Chinese to the Global Times exclusively on Thursday, in an effort to counter "wrong views and widespread misunderstanding" on North Korea's human rights situation and to "elaborate its human rights mechanism."

"The US and its followers are persistently conducting a human rights campaign against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which is aimed at interfering in its internal affairs and overthrowing its social system by publicizing the politically-motivated 'human rights issue,'" read the report.

The Korea Association for Human Rights Studies published what it called a "comprehensive and detailed report on the history of the government's efforts for protecting and promoting human rights, the present human rights situation, challenges, implementation of commitments to the international human rights instruments," and it said it was hoping the report would help the international community have a correct understanding of the human rights situation in the country.

The report was based on in-depth analysis of material including official documents, copies of international human rights instruments, those of international human rights organizations, local human rights-related laws and books, as well as the present human rights situation in the DPRK, whose official Korean Central News Agency reported.

The report said that hostile policies of the US and Western countries against the DPRK and their anti-DPRK human rights campaigns are the main obstacles to the protection and promotion of human rights in the country.

It said that the US has been using "political stifling measures, military pressure, economic sanctions and a nuclear racket" to attack the country.

"The US and its followers are conducting a smear campaign against the DPRK on the grounds of the human rights issue with the intention to raise the non-existent 'human rights issue' in the DPRK as an international issue and thus defame the prestige of the DPRK in the international arena,'" read the report.

The North Korean mission to the UN on Wednesday circulated its own draft UN resolution on its human rights record to diplomats and called for the UN to "abandon prejudice" and reevaluate its "human rights condition," the South's Yonhap News Agency reported.

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