Association for Human Rights Studies Spokesman on Report on Human Rights Performance in DPRK
Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies Saturday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards a report on the human rights policy pursued in the DPRK and its human rights mechanism:
A report of the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies was released amid concern and expectation of the public at home and abroad. It reflects the characteristics of the socialist system of the DPRK, its human rights policy and actual human rights performance.
The U.S. and its followers, steeped in repugnancy toward the DPRK, faked up an "investigation committee", not content with pulling up it over its "human rights issue". They prodded the "committee" into releasing a "report" based on false data cooked up by riff-raffs, further intensifying the anti-DPRK "human rights" campaign.
The report made public by the "Committee for Investigating Human Rights Situation in Korea" is no more than a dead document as it is peppered with "testimonies" made by swindlers who "defected from the north," speculation and enmity, not mentioning the human rights policy and mechanisms in the DPRK.
Now that the hostile forces are abusing the human rights issue to tarnish the image of the dignified DPRK and emasculate the idea and social system chosen by the Korean people, the Association released the report to probe the truth and properly inform the world of the actual human rights performance in the DPRK.
The report gives historical, comprehensive and systemic account of all consistent efforts made by the DPRK to let the people enjoy genuine human rights while giving top priority to the rights and interests of the popular people and absolutizing them since its foundation. It also discloses that the anti-DPRK human rights campaign by the U.S. and other hostile forces is an act of encroaching upon the human rights of the people of the DPRK.
The report also clarifies the DPRK's stand on the international cooperation for protecting and promoting human rights.
What the DRPK has opposed is the human rights dialogue which was used by some states as a means to realize their vicious political purposes such as interference in other's internal affairs and act to topple governments. The DPRK has made sincere efforts for the international cooperation in the field of human rights.
The report was worked out with positive cooperation among domestic institutions, NGOs, academic organizations, human rights experts in various fields and individual citizens of the DPRK. It will be conducive to make the world have a clear understanding of the DPRK's human rights policy and mechanisms and know about the deceptive and reactionary nature of the anti-DPRK human rights campaign by the hostile forces.
The DPRK will as ever do its best to lay bare and frustrate the anti-DPRK human rights campaign by the hostile forces and provide the people with better conditions to enjoy human rights, and promote the international dialogue and cooperation for ensuring the genuine human rights.