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News Analysis on U.S. Human Rights Abuses in Other Countries
|Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- The United States is a criminal state violating human rights everywhere in the world.
The "war on terrorism", expanded to Pakistan after Afghanistan and Iraq by the U.S. for 10-odd years, has led to slaughters of innocent civilians.
In Afghanistan, the "war" has claimed more than 3 000 lives on a yearly average in recent years.
In five years from March 2003 when the U.S. invaded Iraq, at least 1 205 000 Iraqis were killed and one million missing, nearly half of them being children.
The U.S. has slaughtered many civilians by drone strikes in Pakistan.
The war of genocide by GIs has gone in company with heinous atrocities, arousing a great wrath among the world people.
In January 2012, a video was posted on an Internet website to show four U.S. marines urinating toward three dead Afghani prisoners with vulgar remarks. And in March a GI shot to death 16 civilians including sleeping women and children in houses. Among the GIs are criminals who were keeping some 4 000 photographs on their murderous deeds as a boast.
The U.S. has conducted maltreatment, torture and vivisection against the prisoners in its secret jails abroad, in wanton violation of international law on human rights and humanitarianism.
As exposed at the 64th UN General Assembly in 2009 and other international meetings and by American media, including Washington Post and New York Times, the U.S. has employed all sorts of tortures in overseas prisons such as forced feeding, electric drill torture and sexual torture prohibited by international law.
A Turkish-German, released from the Guantanamo prison, told in an interview with the newspaper Berliner Zeitung about the facts of living-body test by the GIs he had experienced in prison for more than four years.
The French newspaper Parisien quoted open statements of four Frenchmen, who had been imprisoned in Guantanamo, to disclose that the GIs injected drug into the prisoners by various means. Some symptoms of drug were shown among them later, it added.
In February last year, a luggage with 18 human heads contained was found at Chicago airport of the U.S., which was confirmed to come from Rome, Italy. With regard to the discovery, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security argued that the luggage was likely not for criminal aims but for the purposes of research or medical experiment and that there would be no problem by law if it went through due formalities.
Anyhow, such argument was rejected by the facts that the U.S. forced different countries to allow its CIA planes with "terror suspects" aboard to pass through their territorial airspaces and that 54 countries, including France, Spain and Portugal, were involved in such crimes by the U.S. as abduction and tortures overseas.
A former member of the Swiss Council of States, who wrote a report of the European Council on the abduction of "terror suspects", deplored that all circumstances brought a big shame to the U.S. and other Western nations styling themselves "law-governed states".
The U.S. has cruelly violated other nations' freedom of religion. In February 2012, the GIs set fire to a copy of Koran and threw the burnt book into a dustbin in the U.S. Bagram air base on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. And in April, a pastor of the Christian church in Florida, the U.S., burnt off a Koran and a portrait of the Islamic founder.
Meanwhile, a wave of U.S. wiretappings has been disclosed on a worldwide scale one after another, revealing its dirty colors as the kingpin of human rights abusers.
As exposed by Edward Snowden, an American intelligence whistle-blower, the U.S. National Security Agency installed wiretapping facilities in more than 80 locations worldwide to spy on phones and e-mails. The U.S. tapping covered scores of heads of state, the Pope, foreign state institutions, the Headquarters of the European Union, the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and other international bodies, as well as civilians.
In mid-2012, it hacked over 50 000 local networks around the globe and tapped more than 124.8 billion phones in less than one month from mid-December that year.
This is just picture of the U.S. that is loud-mouthed about "protection of human rights".
The U.S., with the poorest human rights records in the world, is the special-class criminal and the worst rogue country in the 21st century, and it has no capacity in moral, political and legal aspects to style itself a "world's human rights judge."
The world community should be highly vigilant against the moves of the U.S. and other Western countries that are getting hell-bent on a smear campaign against other countries over the human rights issue, acting a "world's human rights judge" nobody recognizes.
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