North Korea Releases Human Rights Report About Themselves

On September 17, 2014 by Tim Newman

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Last year the UN released a sweeping and damning report on North Korea’s awful human rights performance. The document was heavy in word count and detail. Painstakingly researched using North Korean visitors and defectors the report charted the multiple and shocking shortfalls of the Kim dynasty.

Recently North Korea have hit back by producing their very own human rights report. They aim to set the record straight. This work of fiction would be funny if it was a joke, but it isn’t. It’s as if they don’t realise that we have hundreds and hundreds of first hand accounts of what’s going on in there.

The document itself is over 50,000 words long and I’ve extracted some snippets to give you an idea of just how brazenly incorrect it is. It’s mind-blowing, but not in a good way at all.


The intro sets the scene for the docume:

Recently, distorted views are floated by anti-DPRK hostile forces about the realities of the DPRK, especially its human rights situation, causing serious misunderstanding thereof. The United States and its followers are pursuing persistent anti-DPRK human rights campaigns aimed at interfering in its internal affairs and eventually overthrowing the social system by fabricating “human rights issue” of the DPRK to mislead international opinions and raise it to the United Nations. However, truth will always prevail and cannot be covered by whatever means.

DPRK On Western Countries


No official North Korean document would be complete without at a quick dig at the West (fair enough):

The US and western countries misuse universality of the human rights standards established in the international human rights instruments and they are going still endless lengths in their manoeuvres to force their “human rights standards” upon other countries as they did before… These countries, unqualified to discuss the noble human rights, pretend to be “incarnation of human rights” and have been trying to force their standards as universal ones.

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