Pyongyang, November 1 (KCNA) -- The true nature of the U.S. as the world's worst human rights tundra has been brought to bolder relief recently.
La Juventud, organ of the March 26 Movement of Uruguay, carried a
photo-accompanied article recently which said that 24 000 prisoners in
50 prisons in 12 U.S. states staged mass protest for 40 days against the
police barbarous actions.
U.S. Website VOX said that the protests were attributable to the
barbarous acts of police and labor conditions of "modern version of
slavery" which was enforced at national, federal state and private
Prisoners in different parts of the U.S. staged protests all at once
on the 45th anniversary of the killing of prisoners in Attica Prison,
New York, a clear indication of the serious human rights abuses in the
As known, there was a riot of prisoners in the prison on Sept. 9, 1971 against the inhumane treatment.
More than 1 000 protesters waged a fierce struggle for four days, being armed with clubs and iron tube.
They punished executioners and threw into prison warders and demanded immediate release of all political prisoners.
Much upset by this, the then Nixon group sent hundreds of military
police to put down the protesters in the course of which 33 prisoners
This time, too, the prison warders armed with small arms and tear
gas guns encircled protesters and threatened them and committed such
inhuman act of coercively feeding the prisoners who were on a hunger
Now in U.S. there are more than 2.2 million prisoners.
According to internet newspaper Global Post, the U.S. which accounts
for just 5 percent of the world population holds 25 percent of the
total number of prisoners worldwide.
Clint Smith, post-graduate student of Harvard University, said that
lots of people are being put behind bars on charges of involvement in
widespread socio-political cases.
Human rights abuses in prisons baffle human imagination.
Torture has been adopted as a policy in the U.S. and not only
methods used during the medieval era but means aided with modern science
and technology are being used to torture prisoners in the severest
CIA spent tens of millions of U.S. dollars to invent new torture techniques and methods.
They include making prisoners stand for 180 hours, letting them
maintain stressed posture, not allowing them to sleep with their
hand-cuffed hands held up, ice bath torture, torture by letting them lie
in coffin, letting them eat and sleep in water, putting insects into a
small box where a prisoner is kept, forced feeding, electric torture and
No wonder, delegates from more than 110 countries to an
international meeting in May last year exposed human rights abuses
committed in the U.S. and tendered at least 350 recommendations to the
U.S. authorities on putting right the inhuman and unethical human rights
The horrible human rights situation in the U.S. finds its vivid manifestation in the ceaseless gun-related crimes.
Against the backdrop of rapid increase in murder of black people by
police, there was a barbarous shooting of a Ugandan man called Alfred
Olango by police in California, U.S. toward the end of September.
The American police shot five bullets at defenseless Alfred, mercilessly killing him.
The police made excuses that he thought the man was taking out a gun but, in fact, he had no gun.
The victim was the 217th black man who met grievous death by the U.S. police this year.
The Ugandan ambassador to the U.S. lodged an official protest with
the U.S. government and demanded earlier probe into the truth.
Gun-related crimes have become an incurable "malignant epidemic" in the U.S.
Two university students were killed on the campus in North Carolina
State University on October 2 in October and on 3rd there were two
shooting sprees in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which left six injured.
Shooting sprees on the 15th and 18th caused several casualties in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Gun reports are heard at any time in different parts like campus,
streets, apartment buildings, shops, parks, hospitals, public places and
even entertainment halls.
The number of arms possessed by citizens numbers about 3 00 million
and more than 30 000 are killed and at least 200 000 are injured due to
arms every year.
Commenting on the severity of the gun-related crimes in the U.S.,
its publication said it is deplorable that Americans are spending each
day with easiness and horror amid the medieval darkness.
Hard to find in the world is such country as the U.S. where the
right to existence and security of people are not guaranteed and even
elementary human rights are wantonly violated.
It is shameless for the U.S. to style itself "human rights judge" while trumpeting about "human rights issue" of someone.
It is by no means fortuitous that the international community
denounces the U.S. as the "patent" area of human rights of the U.S. and
the world's biggest human rights abuser.
The U.S. had better mind its own business before talking about "human rights issue" of others.
It is the unanimous demand of the international community that it is
imperative to bring the U.S. to the human rights tribunal and mete out
stern punishment to it.
History will certainly force the U.S. to pay for the worst human rights abuses. -0-