UPP panel deplores N.K. human rights

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jun 18, 2012 - 20:25
  • Updated : Jun 18, 2012 - 20:25
A special committee of an opposition party mired by allegations of election fraud and pro-North Korea leanings announced Monday a set of reform measures the party should undertake, including a clear condemnation of North Korea’s human rights situation, its nuclear weapons program and hereditary succession of power.

The internal committee tasked with reforming the leftist opposition Unified Progressive Party called on the party to clarify its stance on North Korea-related issues and review its position on South Korea’s military alliance with the United States.

The human rights situation in North Korea is “very serious, given the universality of human rights, and cannot be justified by the uniqueness of the North,” the committee said in its announcement at the National Assembly in Seoul. 

(Yonhap News)