Monday, July 31, 2017

FM Spokesman Slams Remarks of Special Rapporteur of UNHRC

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA on July 28 as regards the fact that recently, the special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the situation of human rights in Myanmar criticized the Myanmar government in unison with the U.S.
Recently, the UNHRC special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar is tightening pressure upon it, aligning herself with the sanctions and pressure racket of the U.S. against Myanmar while politicizing “the human rights issue” of the Rohingya, the inhabitants of Rakhine state.
At a press conference held on July 21 after her visit to Myanmar, she sharply criticized the human rights situation of Rohingya, far from the reality without mentioning a single word about positive measures taken by the Myanmar government.
Her criticism came around the same time the U.S. representative to UN made an open interference in the internal affairs of Myanmar on July 11 by saying that the incidents happening in Myanmar cannot be overlooked and that the Myanmar government should receive the investigation team of UNHRC and therefore, is triggering the due backlash from the Myanmar government.
Her remarks betray that she is following the U.S. in its schemes to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of “human rights protection”, in violation of the principles of impartiality and non-interference in the internal affairs to be kept to in addressing human rights issues.
This is another clear example which shows that the mechanism of special rapporteurs on human rights situation of individual countries, which makes it as its business to interfere in internal affairs of specific countries under the direction of the U.S., does only harm and that the international human rights organizations are kowtowing to the U.S. and playing the role as its puppets.
The international human rights organizations should not collaborate with the malicious moves of the U.S. to put pressure on independent countries under the cloak of “human rights judge”, but exert every effort to respect the sovereignty and interests of sovereign states and to realize genuine international justice.[2]

The DPRK government categorically rejects the interference of international human rights organizations including the UNHRC in internal affairs of sovereign states and will actively support and encourage the just cause of the government and people of Myanmar in building a peaceful and democratic federal state.

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