SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s government said Wednesday that the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a “graveyard of human rights.”

The comments by a Foreign Ministry spokesman fit a pattern by North Korea of seizing any opportunity to turn the table on Washington’s longstanding criticism of the North as one of the world’s worst human rights abusers.

The Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson triggered nearly two weeks of sometimes-violent street protests.

In a statement carried by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency, the spokesman called the United States a country “where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their races and they are seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death.”

“The protests in Ferguson City and other parts of the U.S. are an eruption of the pent-up discontent and resistance of the people against racial discrimination and inequality deeply rooted in the American society,” the statement said.

It accused America of acting like an “international human rights judge,” and said the U.S. should “mind its own business, instead of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.”

“It should not seek solutions to its problem in suppressing demonstrators but bring to light the real picture of the American society, a graveyard of human rights, and have a correct understanding of what the genuine human rights are like and how they should be guaranteed,” the statement said.

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6 thoughts on “North Korea Calls U.S. ‘Graveyard Of Human Rights’ Over Ferguson [VIDEO]

  1. The sad thing is there are some Americans who will buy-in hole heartedly to
    any criticisms this character puts forth. At least in Ferguson people were allowed to protest and voice there grievance with Government, if any of that had happened in any city in North Korea the people and the city would no longer exist

    • seriously on said:

      The sad thing is that it is the truth, including police throwing rocks at protestors and locking up journalists and pushing and shoving them…Sorry Amnesty International was on the ground and witness and has been published worldwide…So lil Kim is right and whatever USA feels about Korea, it is no better to tell others what to do…..

      • Amnesty International? Really the organization that is quick to condemn the US
        For the Death Penalty? Yet I often hear comments on BAW how many would love to serve it up including me. North Korean death camps atrocities in the Congo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria Amnesty International should put some boots on the ground in these hotspots, and apparently you were watching RHOA when those news reporters reported POLICE being hit by rocks, bottles of urine people being shot not by police shots being fired not by police and I’m sure those store owners who had there stores looted and burned wish the police had been there to throw some azz’s in jail I’m sure AI reported those incidents Yea Right!!

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