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CPRK Secretariat Indicts S. Korea for Its Human Rights Abuses
| Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea Monday issued a white paper indicting south Korea for its human rights abuses.
Human rights are guaranteed by state power before anything else, the white paper said, and went on:
There are "president" and "National Assembly" in south Korea but its actual power is held by the U.S., and the "government" is no more than a puppet moving under the baton of its American master.
The rights of the south Korean people are ruthlessly violated and abused by a variety of treaties and agreements coerced by the U.S.
According to official statistics of the south Korean puppet authorities, the crimes committed by the U.S. forces to date since they occupied south Korea in 1945 number in hundreds of thousands. They include killing, rape, violence and traffic accident.
During the Lee Myung Bak regime GI crimes increased 22 percent compared with those during the preceding regime.
Crimes by GIs in south Korea are daily increasing but the criminals are hardly punished under the unequal U.S.-south Korea "Status of Forces Agreement."
GI crimes that went public from 2008 to 2012 reached nearly 2 000 cases but criminals were detained in one or two cases.
Unspeakable is the damage done by the U.S. forces through the war drills and degradation of ecological environment in south Korea.
The war drills staged by the U.S. imperialists in south Korea destroyed dwelling houses and devastated paddy and non-paddy fields, forests, fishing grounds and famous mountains. No animal and plant are growing in the areas poisoned with toxic materials and people in those areas are troubled with diseases and death. The damages go beyond imagination.
Human and material losses the U.S. imperialists imposed on the south Korean people run nearly 50 trillion U.S. dollars since their occupation of south Korea.
The "Security Law" serves as a tool for legally abusing the rights of the south Korean people.
Its nature against human rights was proved in the fact that more than 118 000 south Koreans were arrested and hurled into behind bars according to the law in a year after its enactment in 1948.
Innumerable are the hideous human rights abuses committed on the strength of the SL, such as the case of the People's Revolutionary Party, the case of the National Democratic Youth and Students League and the East Berlin case in which innocent people had to die on the scaffold on charges of "pro-communism and enemy-benefiting" in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Lee Myung Bak group committed human rights abuses while crying out for retaking the "lost decade". This totally revived the fascist dictatorial system and earned the group an ill-fame of "witch hunting in the 21st century".
For one year and a half since it took office the Lee regime cracked down on more than 1 840 political parties and organizations labeling them as illegal and violent demonstration organizations and severely punished those concerned by dint of the evil law.
In two years after the emergence of the Lee regime more than 120.13 million individual data and over 1.64 million data dealing with the ideological tendencies of internet subscribers were openly used in political surveillance at the instructions of traitor Lee Myung Bak.
More than 7 million households amounting to 45 percent of all the population in south Korea are now living from hand to mouth without dwelling places. Numberless are people living a really hard life in places which can hardly be called house.
South Korea has more than 5.7 million people under absolute poverty line, 2.5 million working people struggling with poor living conditions and over 10 million poor groaning being pushed to the extreme end in their life.
Millions of unemployed are now wandering about streets of south Korea and almost 10 million semi-unemployed such as temporary and casual workers are hired for one day or a few months for meager wages.
More than 2.75 million young people become jobless as soon as they graduate from universities, spawning a serious social problem.
South Korea is ill-famed as "kingdom of suicides" as more than 40 persons commit suicides every day, cursing society.
There occur in south Korea more than 6 000 crimes of various kinds every day. At least 33 600 women and 7 420 children were reported missing in 2009 alone.
South Korea is torn with torture, harsh treatment and unethical contempt.
All facts prove that south Korea is the worst tundra and barren land of human rights, the white paper said, noting that the puppet group has not an iota of face to talk about other's "human rights".
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