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N. Korea releases list of U.S. "human right abuses"

North Korea released a list of grievances regarding the United States' alleged human rights abuses, a response to a United Nations report on North Korea's history of abuses.
By Ed Adamczyk Follow @adamczyk_ed Contact the Author   |   May 2, 2014 at 4:02 PM
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PYNOGYANG, North Korea, May 2 (UPI) -- North Korea responded to a United Nations report on its human rights abuses with a list of its own, in a newspaper article of “Poor Human Rights Record in the U.S.”

Following a 320-page U.N. report indicting North Korea for human rights violations “without any parallel in the contemporary world,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency offered a list Wednesday of grievances with the United States’ alleged record.

The article brought up racial discrimination, unemployment, surveillance and poverty, as well as the claim, “The U.S. is the world’s worst human rights abuser and tundra of a human being’s rights to existence.” It also referred to the United States as “a living hell as elementary rights to existence are ruthlessly violated,” without offering examples.

Other points mentioned include a reference to the death of Trayvon Martin, who was unnamed in pointing out “the Florida Court gave a verdict of not guilty to a white policeman who shot to death an innocent black boy;” “an average of 300,000 people a week are registered as unemployed,” and “its chief executive Obama indulges himself in luxury every day.”

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