Mon 28 Mar, 2011 02:57 am
The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Thursday to express concerns about North Korea's grave and extensive violations of human rights, Seoul's foreign ministry said.
The 47-member inter-governmental body passed a resolution with 'yes' votes from 30 member countries, expressing deep concerns over North Korea's "grave, widespread and systematic" violations of human rights.
Three countries, including China and Russia, were against the resolution, which was tabled by the European Union and Japan, while 11 member countries abstained.
The U.N. rights council renewed the mandate of its special rapporteur on North Korean human rights Marzuki Darusman and called for the North to allow him to visit the communist country. The resolution also urged Pyongyang to guarantee access of humanitarian aid.
North Korea has long been accused of human rights abuses, encompassing holding hundreds of thousands of people in political prison camps and conducting torture and public executions.
Numerous human rights groups including UN are urging North Korea to put an end to its violation of human rights and excessive abuse of its people. This year, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution addressing these issues.
However, it seems like Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un don't really care about these issues. The only thing that they care about is maintaining their iron fist rule so that they can continue their luxurious lifestyle.
How on earth a so called 'a leader' can act in such ways?
Millions of North Koreans are dying of starvation, and countless many are trying to escape the living hell that they are currently living in...
Nevertheless, North Korean politicians are whitewashing that reality be propaganda.
North Koreans have done nothing wrong to deserve such a terrible fate.
I'm delighted to hear they are 'concerned'.