Tag: human rights

North Korea severely punished citizens for viewing foreign media, a defector said Monday. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Report: Human Rights Group Not Publicizing North Korea Findings for Fear of ‘Agitating’

Chosun Ilbo, a conservative-leaning South Korean newspaper, reports Wednesday that a prominent think tank’s annual review of the human rights situation in North Korea has received no press promotion, “apparently for fear that any widely publicized criticism of the North here could agitate the regime and jeopardize the détente.”

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North Korea: We Are Setting a ‘Good Example’ on Human Rights with ‘Politics of Love’

North Korea’s state news service KCNA issued a vocal defense of its abysmal human rights record on Tuesday, alleging that “socialist Korea” presents “a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights” in contrast to the free societies of the West.

North Korea’s state news service, KCNA, issued a vocal defense of its abysmal human rights record on Tuesday, alleging that “socialist Korea” presents “a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights” in contrast to the free societies of the West.

Before agreeing to their historic summit, US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un spent months trading taunts and insults

Kim Jong-Un Finally Mentions Trump Meeting in North Korean Press

North Korean state media quoted dictator Kim Jong-un as stating in talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump would be an “excellent first step toward promotion of the positive situation development in the Korean peninsula,” the first mention of the meeting in state media.

Trump has agreed to meet Kim for a historic US-North Korean summit as soon as next month, but Pyongyang has never officially confirmed its offer of denuclearisation talks to the White House

North Korea’s Media Deem U.S. ‘Kingpin of Human Rights Abuses’

Rodong Sinmun, the state newspaper of North Korea, condemned the United States as the “worst human rights abuser” in the world in an editorial Wednesday protesting the State Department’s recent report on the status of human rights around the world.

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site In this March 27, 2018 file photo, A man watches a TV screen showing file footages of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Increased …

North Korea: Human Rights Complaints Are U.S. ‘Racket’ to Justify Sanctions

North Korea’s state-run Rodong Sinmun complained about the “human rights racket” on Monday, charging that the United States and its “vassal forces” have fabricated complaints about the appalling state of human rights in North Korea to justify ongoing sanctions and trick the North Korean people into turning against their government.

While President Xi Jinping has cast himself as a champion of globalisation as the United States retreats behind President Donald Trump's 'America First' policy, foreign firms complain his words have not been accompanied by deeds on the ground

U.S. Blocks China’s U.N. Resolution Praising Xi Jinping’s ‘Win-Win’ Agenda

The U.S. delegation to the United Nations blocked a resolution China introduced Friday that would have glorified the “win-win” agenda of President Xi Jinping. Critics saw the resolution as part of China’s alarmingly successful effort to corrupt and destroy the entire human rights system at the United Nations.

An Iranian inmate peers from behind a wall as a guard walks by at the female section of the infamous Evin jail, north of Tehran, 13 June 2006. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Report Slams ‘Pattern’ of Abuses in Iranian Prisons

A  report published by the United Nations on Monday, March 5, criticizes the Iranian regime for its systematic abuse, torture, and rape of prisoners and for its heightened restrictions on freedom of expression and access to the Internet.