Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea in a statement Saturday denounced the south Korean authorities for trying to railroad the "bill on human rights in the north" through the "National Assembly."
Such move is a heinous confrontation racket prompted by a sinister political purpose to bring down the workers' world of the DPRK, the spokesman said, and went on:
There can be no "human rights issue" in the DPRK where everything serves the working people and which gives top priority to the wishes and interests of the people, regards them as absolute and realizes all their dreams and ideal on the highest level.
The south Korean authorities should set right the human rights issue of south Korea, the veritable hell of the working people, before talking about "human rights" of someone.
South Korean workers and other people are being driven into suicide, denied even elementary right to existence under the worst working condition, subject to unemployment and poverty, to say nothing of political freedom and right.
It is nonsense and height of shamelessness for such human rights abusers to talk about "human rights" of someone.
The south Korean authorities' moves to make the "bill on human rights in the north" a law is a revelation of their base and vicious intention to cover up their unpopular rule and poor human rights performance and suppress and block the mass struggle of the workers to protect their human rights.
They should stop running riot, clearly understanding the spirit and stamina of the workers of the DPRK who never pardon those who dare slander and hurt the dignity and social system of the DPRK and try to destroy its cradle of creation and happiness. -0-