North Korea threatens UN investigation of human right abuses

North Korea threatens UN investigation of human right abuses

Monday, June 9, 2014 12:40 pm

Seoul – North Korea Government on Monday threatened to deal ruthlessly with anyone found involved in a planned UN field office set to investigate human rights abuses in the country.

It said the planned office was a hideous politically-motivated and an anti-North Korean plot-breeding organisation led by South Korea and the U.S.

The United Nations in March called for the field office to monitor human rights in North Korea following the release of a commission of inquiry report that detailed wide-ranging abuses comparable to Nazi-era atrocities.

The North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (NCPRK) warned that “anyone who challenges our dignity and social system and agrees to go ahead with the establishment of the office will be ruthlessly punished,”.

NCPRK is the committee that handles issues related to South Korea.

It also warned that South Korean President Park Geun-hye and others from international human rights organisations would pay the price.

It said North Korea totally rejected the accusations set out in the report because they were based on material faked by hostile forces backed by the U.S. the European Union and Japan.

North Korea was under UN, U.S. and other national sanctions due to repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests since 2006 in defiance of international demands to stop.

– Reuters/NAN

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