Rape, mass starvation and forced abortions: The ‘living nightmare’ of North Korea’s hermit kingdom

Members of the UN Security Council have slammed North Korea’s human rights record in a meeting on Monday, describing life inside the secretive state as a “living nightmare”.

The UN council put the issue on the agenda after voting to overrule China’s objections and add alleged grave abuses by the state to the council’s agenda.

The historic discussion marks the first time that the UN Security Council has North Korea’s human rights record.

Speaking at the meeting, US Ambassador Samantha Power said: “Today, we have broken the council’s silence. We have begun to shine a light, and what it has revealed is terrifying.”

  • David

    Gee whiz, with all the time they spend demonizing Israel I’m surprised they have any left to point out some real evil.

    • just a thought

      It would not surprise me if the UN said something like, “they are almost as bad as Israel.”… and then appoint a NORK to their “human rights” council.

  • The__Hammer

    Fascinating documentary on North Korea


  • Barrington Minge

    But aren’t they the happiest nation on earth?

  • Hard Little Machine

    The first time that esteemed body of psychotic neo Nazi fucking retards has ever addressed human rights issues in North Korea……That should be the only goddamned sentence in the article. How may about Israel? 5,000? 50,000?

    • It’s not being addressed. It’s being mentioned. China and Russia, who back North Korea, permanently sit on the security council and veto any motion against North Korea.

  • Power is a stupid b–ch. This report and others like it have been made public AGES ago and paying lip service to these human rights abuses is as useful as hashtags for Boko Haram child brides.

  • RevnantDream

    That China supports them shows you that not much has changed except economic in this land of genocide

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Soon to be elected to the UN human rights council.