March 29, 2023

Human Rights Abuses “Don’t Exist” In North Korea, KCNA Says

Pyongyang condemns South Korea for involvement in UN commission of inquiry into human rights

WASHINGTON DC - State media outlet KCNA claimed yesterday that "there does not exist human rights abuses and they can not exist" in North Korea.  Angry over a UN inquiry announced last week to investigate North Korean human rights abuses, the claim was made in an editorial attacking South Korea for its involvement in the UN action.

"It is exactly South Korea which is plagued with most serious human rights problems", the editorial said while calling for a UN investigation of human rights abuses instead in its southerly neighbor.