North Korea Using Pandemic To Violate Human Rights Says US, Europe

North Korea Allegedly Using Pandemic To Crack Down On Human Rights Says US, EU

NORTH KOREA – The United Nations Security Council discussed how North Korea was using the COVID-19 pandemic to crack down on human rights.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, North Korea had always become a wild card in terms of their virus response. During the early days of the viral outbreak, North Korea, despite being in close proximity to China, claimed to not have a single case of COVID-19.

However, insider reports claimed that health protocol violators were gunned down. Still, due to the reclusive nature of the country, nothing was really set in stone.

North Korea Using Pandemic To Violate Human Rights Says US, Europe
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Meanwhile, following several months into the COVID-19 outbreak, Germany, Britain, France, Belgium, Estonia, the United States, and the Dominican Republic noted issues of Human Rights violations in North Korea.

According to an article from Reuters, German U.N. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen said:

The DPRK’s human rights violations pose an imminent threat to international peace and security. The DPRK government diverts resources away from its people to its illicit ballistic missile and nuclear programs

Furthermore, he added that North Korea’s decision to prioritize its weapons programs over the needs of its residents was worsening the effects of COVID-19 in the country.

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