North Korea savaged at UN for human rights abuses

The United Nations Security Council votes during a UN Security Council meeting on the Human Rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on December 10, 2015 at the United Nations in New YorkNorth Korea came under stinging criticism at the UN Security Council on Thursday for the second consecutive year for the unparalleled horrors of human rights violations that deny millions basic freedoms. The meeting, which fell deliberately on international human rights day, was chaired by the United States, which had joined eight other members in calling for the talks on Pyongyang’s dismal rights record. Permanent members China and Russia opposed the meeting saying the council was not the appropriate forum, and denying that the human rights situation in North Korea posed a threat to international peace and security.

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