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North Korea: Catastrophic human rights record overshadows ‘Day of the Sun’

Headline Title:  North Korea: Catastrophic human rights record overshadows ‘Day of the Sun’ 12 April 2012 North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’ – the official title for the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung’s birth – is an opportunity to shed light  on the country’s abysmal human rights record, Amnesty International said. According to the North Korean government, the birth centenary on 15 April is the day on which the country will become a ‘strong and prosperous nation’. Nearly a million North Koreans have died of starvation since the 1990s, while millions more suffer the health effects…

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