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North Korea is regularly listed among the world’s worst Christian persecutors. The article points out that North Korea is “estimated to have 80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners in its sprawling gulag system.” On Wednesday, the regime announced that it would publish its own human rights report, in order to show “the true picture of the people of the (North) dynamically advancing towards a brighter and rosy future.”

08/13/2014 North Korea ( Telegraph)– North Korea has announced it would publish its own “rosy” human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations so severe as to amount to crimes against humanity.

The North’s Association for Human Rights Studies said the report would counter the “lies and fabrications” put around by unspecified “hostile forces” about the rights situation in the isolated state.

North Korea is regularly listed among the world’s worst human rights offenders in indexes compiled by governments, UN agencies and rights watchdogs.

In one of the most comprehensive reports to date, a UN Commission on Inquiry into the North’s rights record published its findings in February, detailing a wide range of systemic abuses including murder, enslavement and torture.

The commission concluded that many of the violations constituted crimes against humanity, and suggested they could be placed before the International Criminal Court.

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