UN Resolution Rips NK

Even Ally China Disapproves

An important human rights committee at the United Nations passed a resolution that condemned the human rights record of North Korea. Also receiving bad marks were Iran and Syria. This year’s vote on North Korea was passed by consensus, and for the first time ever, China, North Korea’s long-time ally, voted in favor.

The resolution on North Korea, sharply criticized the “systematic, widespread and grave violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights,” in the closed country. The resolution highlighted the torture and prison camps and the severe restrictions on freedom of movement.

Click to read the 6-page UN resolution: Report_on_DPRK_2012.pdf

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