North Korea says U.N. rights report based on 'faked' material

February 17, 2014 12:31 PM

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North Korea says U.N. rights report based on 'faked' material

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday a United Nations report on its human rights record due to be issued later in the day was based on material faked by hostile forces backed by the United States, the European Union and Japan.

A statement sent to Reuters from the Communist state's diplomatic mission in Geneva said that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "categorically and totally rejects the report," drawn up by a three-member Commission of Inquiry.

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