Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Do They Have Irony in North Korea?

The North Korean government has explained why it is holding two American journalists: Because they were going to "slander" the nation's human rights record.
"At the trial, the accused admitted that what they did were criminal acts, prompted by a political motive to isolate and stifle the socialist system of North Korea, by faking moving images aimed at falsifying its human rights performance and hurling slanders and calumnies at it," the statement said.

Clearly, any critique they might have leveled at the regime would have been nothing but vicious, vicious lies. It's not like the nation imprisons people for reporting on human rights.

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