March 01, 2021

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North Korea says it’s ‘gravely concerned’ about Australian human rights abuses

North Korea, a country widely criticized for human rights abuses, is on a campaign to call out other countries

After dozens of countries railed against Australia’s treatment of refugees and indigenous people at a United Nations meeting this month, North Korea is also jumping in to say that it’s “gravely concerned” about human rights in Australia — despite its own long-documented record of abuses.

On Wednesday, a senior North Korean foreign ministry issued three recommendations for Canberra to improve its handling of race issues, detainees and disabled citizens.