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North Korea Accuses US Over Human Rights

Wednesday, 27th August 2014 14:01

North Korea has claimed that the police shooting of a black teenager in Missouri is proof that the US is a "graveyard of human rights".

The secretive state called the US a nation "where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their race".

A statement issued by the state-run Korean Central News Agency claimed there was "an urgent need to force the US to sit in the dock of a human rights court".

North Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman added: "The US issues a report every year taking issue with the 'human rights performances' of other countries, as if it were an 'international human rights judge'.

"But this time, it suffered disgrace and became a laughing stock of the world owing to what happened in it.

"The US had better honestly accept the unanimous accusations of the broad international community and mind its own business, instead of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries."

North Korea has been known to grab any opportunity to turn the tables on Washington's ongoing criticism of its government, led by Kim Jong-Un.

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson triggered nearly two weeks of often violent protests nationwide.

His funeral took place yesterday, with several White House officials paying their respects.