North Korea condemns US as world's worst human rights abuser

Wendy Ko, March 24, 2017, 9:43 a.m.


North Korea on Friday continued its daily condemnations of alleged US human rights abuses especially ahead of the adoption of a resolution on its human rights conditions at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

"The United States is disqualified to play the role of a human rights judge," the Rodong Sinmun, a daily of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary titled "The US World's Worst Human Rights Abuser."

The US State Department's latest country report on human rights practices, which took issue with other countries' human rights conditions, is a ridiculous act given the US itself is full of hard-to-solve human rights issues, the paper criticized.

"It's the anti-human rights nature of the money-dominated US election that a handful of the privileged are mocking the political rights of the masses through a game of power," the paper said.

The paper also berated the abuse of guns and racial discrimination in the US.

"It is none other than the US, chieftain of invasion and mass-killing, which caused the worst-ever refugee crisis in the Middle East under the pretext of 'anti-terror war,'" the paper said.

The paper derided the country report, saying, "The successive US administrations release reports on human rights as national treasure, though they are considered by the international community as waste papers."

In recent days, the paper continuously played up stories critical of Trump's anti-immigration policy as well.

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