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Minju Joson Labels US World's Worst Human Rights Abuser

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, May 10 (KCNA) -- Some days ago an unidentified armed criminal fired a gun at random in Philadelphia City, Pennsylvania State, killing two people and seriously wounding eight others. Similar shocking incident took place in Oakland, California State.

Minju Joson Tuesday observes in a signed commentary in this regard: Many people are falling victim to gun-related crimes, a daily occurrence in the U.S. This reality clearly indicates what awful phase the human rights abuses have reached in the U.S.

All kinds of crimes including violence are rife in the U.S. which styles itself "a model of human rights". Consequently, people's lives are exposed to constant threat.

The U.S. beset with such serious human rights problems makes no scruple of abusing human rights in other countries, too.

Many innocent people are killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the course of the "operations to rout terrorists" conducted by the U.S. forces under the name of "anti-terror war."

As already known to the world, the U.S. committed the worst human rights abuses in overseas secret prisons including the prison at the U.S. naval base of Guantanamo such as putting prisoners to all kinds of torture, conducting tests on living bodies and mal-treating prisoners. These atrocities touched off towering indignation among the international community.

The U.S. has no qualification to say anything about the human rights. It is, however, taking issue with other countries over their "human rights situation" and using "human rights issues" as a lever for interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign states, behaving as if it were a "human rights judge" in the eyes of the world. This reminds one of a thief crying "Stop the thief!"

The U.S. should stop behaving so in the international arena but admit all its human rights abuses and appear in the "human rights court" to face a stern judgment by history.

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