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North Korea rejects UN rights report as 'fabrication'

Published on Feb 22, 2014 2:50 PM
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits an orphanage in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang in Feb4, 2014. North Korea on Friday, Feb 21, 2014, "categorically" rejected a United Nations report on its human rights record, accusing it of being a "sheer fabrication" invented by the United States and its allies. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Friday "categorically" rejected a United Nations report on its human rights record, accusing it of being a "sheer fabrication" invented by the United States and its allies.

A UN report released on Monday said North Korea's leaders should be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity.

The report by the Commission of Inquiry on North Korea found "systemic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed" by North Korea, its institutions and officials.

"The so-called Commission of Inquiry was deceitfully put together last year by the United States and its cronies... and we've never acknowledged even its existence", a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said.

 
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