U.S. Enactment of "North Korean Human Rights Act" AssailedPyongyang, June 17 (KCNA) -- The Council of Christian Churches of south Korea issued a statement on June 14 in which it denounced the United States for enacting the "North Korean Human Rights Act", according to the south Korean CBS. The statement criticized the enactment of the act as interference in the internal affairs of the north aimed at the change of its system. The U.S. uses non-human right value for its political hegemony, it said. Saying that the enactment of the act might spell a serous crisis to inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation, the statement urged the U.S. to regard peace on the Korean Peninsula as the foremost value.
North Korea has been criticized for a long time for maintaining what the U.S. calls "inhumane prison systems" for political prisoners. More information can be found at http://www.hrnk.org/.