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Miserable Human Rights Situation in U.S. and Western Countries Disclosed (1)
Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies issued an indictment on Feb. 23 to disclose the fact that the U.S. and western countries are the tundras of the human rights.

According to it, in the U.S. about 200,000 persons are engaged in stamping out the progressive ideas and there are more than 21,000 violent bodies.

According to the Sentencing Project, a non-governmental organization, in the U.S. more than 5,800,000 persons have no right to vote because of their previous offenses.

As for the expenses for the U.S. presidential election campaign, Lincoln spent 100,000 dollars in his election campaign in 1860 and its expenses increased to a billion dollars in 2000 and 1.7 billion in 2004.

At least 2 billion dollars were spent in the presidential election campaign in late October, 2012 between Obama who stood as a candidate from the Democratic Party for reelection and Governor of Massachusetts State Romney.

According to the information disclosed at the hearings of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate in March, 2011, 14 percent of the religious discriminations reported in the U.S. were against Muslims which are less than 1 percent of the population.

Tokyo Shimbun and AFP in Jan. 2015 reported that nearly 20 cases of fire, violence, etc. took place against mosques and Muslims in France recently.

In Germany a movement against Muslims is assuming an organized nature. Pegida (Europeans against Muslim in Western) was organized in Dresden in October, 2014 and 8 regional organizations against Muslim appeared in Bayern State.

In Sweden 66 percent of the mosques were damaged by violence in 2014 and 44 percent of them were exposed to various forms of threat.

In the U.S. tens of thousands of persons are killed due to gun-related crimes and about 200,000 are left wounded every year and 12,000 cases of high-profile crimes are committed by guns every year.

According to the report released by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than a million cases of violence were committed in the U.S. in 2010 and 1,214,464 cases of high profile crimes occurred in 2012.

A Mafia body was uncovered in the northern part of Italy on January 28, 2015 and more than 160 criminals were arrested.

A girl in Nagoya City, Japan hit an old man in his 70s on the head with an axe, brutally killing him on January 26, 2015.

According to information of Amnesty International, at least 500 people were killed by electric shocking weapon of police in the U.S. from 2001 to February 2012 and 90 percent of them were bare-handed.

According to officially released information, hundreds of Americans were shot to death by police in the U.S. from 2001 to October 2009.

More than 80,000 prisoners are kept in solitary cells for a long period in the U.S. According to an Amnesty International report, over 2,900 prisoners are kept in solitary cells in Arizona State, in other words, one of 20 prisoners including juveniles.

The population of the U.S. is just five percent of the world population but the number of American prisoners is 25 percent of the world prisoners, topping the list.

According to data available, 12.8 million Americans are jobless and 5.2 million of them are left without jobs for more than six months.

More than 3,347,000 people were jobless in France and 4,812,480 in Spain as of February 2014. 2.24 million people were unemployed in UK during three months from December 2013 to February 2014, bringing jobless rate to 6.9 percent.

2.92 million people were unemployed in Germany in June 2014 much more than the previous month and 2,146,300 were reported to be jobless in the first quarter of 2014 in Ireland.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Japan on March 28, 2014 announced that 2.33 million people were jobless in February.

According to information available from the EU Statistics Agency, 124 million people are suffering from poverty in the western countries.

On January 23, 2014, the National Association of Realtors of the U.S. in its survey data pointed out that the average price of houses rose 11.5 percent over that in the previous year.

In France, the number of homeless people increased 44 percent for the past 11 years, more than 110,000 people were reported homeless in 2012 and 454 homeless people died in streets in 2013.

In Australia, the average price of houses increased more than 9.8 percent in 2013 over the previous year, leaving many people without shelter in major cities.

There are many adult illiterates in the U.S. who are unable to read newspapers and books, to say nothing of explanations about medicines.

The secretary of Education of the U.S. confessed that 11 million adults can neither read nor write and 30 million people are able to sign only.

According to the survey data released by the Census Bureau of the U.S. in September 2013, the number of poor children was about 16.1 million at the end of 2012 in the U.S.

The Department of Health and Human Services of the U.S. noted that 695,000 children were maltreated in 2010 and about 1,600 children of them lost their lives more than 79 percent of which was caused by their parents.

In Japan women take it as easy as pie to commit such unimaginable crimes as maltreating or killing their children.

In the European countries which boast their "civilization" and "prosperity", it has become a commonplace that parents throw children into bakers before operating them. Some of them put babies into washing machines before operating them. They throw their babies into dustbins and kill them without feeling guilty.

In America about 6 million women annually fall victim to violence-involved crimes every year and more than 500,000 sexual assaults are reported on an annual average. The European Council made public that 12 or 15 percent of European women are exposed to such crimes.

In America the black are liable to severer penalty than the white though they have committed similar crimes.

The number of unemployed black is double the jobless white and that of the impoverished black is treble the white across the U.S.

The indictment said that the human rights abuses connived at and encouraged by the governments of the U.S. and western countries clearly prove that they are the horrible tundras of human rights though they claim to be "hubs" of civilization and prosperity.

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