US, Amnesty International release annual human rights reports

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In a human rights report the DPRK is said to have had a human rights record that was quote “among the worst in the world”, which is the result of “inhuman” prison camps and forced labor. It blasted Russia for new laws the U.S. says stop dissent and harass activists. Venezuela, it said, was cracking down on protesters, blocking media and jailing the opposition. Syria, China, Pakistan, Nigeria and dozens of other countries were all critiqued, one by one. CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report.

DPRK's humans rights record raising concerns

In a human rights report the DPRK is said to have had a human rights record that was quote "among the worst in the world", which is the result of "inhuman" prison camps and forced labor. It blasted Russia for new laws the U.S. says stop dissent and harass activists. Venezuela, it said, was cracking down on protesters, blocking media and jailing the opposition. Syria, China, Pakistan, Nigeria and dozens of other countries were all critiqued, one by one.

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  • The State Department report heavily criticized Iran for its imprisonment of hundreds of political prisoners.
  • The U.S. is not an exception. Washington continued to use the Guantanamo Bay prison. The high-levels of incarceration in America which, with five percent of the world’s population, the Amnesty report notes, makes up 20 percent of the world’s jailed people.