Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of a Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State
2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Mar 11, 2010
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) is a persecution underneath a comprehensive order of Kim Jong-il, ubiquitous secretary of a Korean Workers’ Party (KWP) and authority of a National Defense Commission (NDC), a “highest bureau of state.” The nation has an estimated race of 23.5 million. Kim’s father, a late Kim Il-sung, stays “eternal president.” National elections hold in Mar were not giveaway or fair. There was no municipal control of a confidence forces, and members of a confidence army committed countless critical tellurian rights abuses.
The government’s tellurian rights record remained deplorable, and a supervision continued to dedicate countless critical abuses. Citizens did not have a right to change their government. The supervision subjected adults to firm controls over many aspects of their lives. There continued to be reports of extrajudicial killings, disappearances, capricious detention, arrests of domestic prisoners, oppressive and life melancholy jail conditions, and torture. There were reports that profound womanlike prisoners underwent forced abortions in some cases, and in other cases babies were killed on birth in prisons. The law was not eccentric and did not yield satisfactory trials. Citizens were denied leisure of speech, press, assembly, and association, and a supervision attempted to control all information. The supervision limited leisure of religion, citizens’ movement, and workman rights. There continued to be reports of serious punishment of some repatriated refugees. There were widespread reports of trafficking in women and girls among refugees and workers channel a limit into China. Continued….