This meeting has been called to expose the phony human rights campaign of US imperialism against the Democratic People’s Republic (DPRK) and to expose the real “human rights violator “the US itself so it may be indicted before the court of history for its crimes against humanity. The
“Human rights “campaign against the DPRK it is not just hypocritical But it also serves as a smokescreen to divert attention away from real Human rights abuses in the USA.
These are far numerous to list as the USA is known for
Invading many countries and also for racial discrimination and for phone tapping and electronic eavesdropping . It is rightly known as a “land barren of human rights “ . However the most serious human rights abuses committed by the US were the use of germ warfare during the Korean war against the DPRK and the torture carried out by the CIA in the years 2001-2006 .
The US imperialists waged biological warfare in Korea in the 1950-1953 in violation of the Geneva Protocol. The use of biological weapons was confirmed by an International Scientific Commission which included the respected British scientist Professor Joseph Needham and also by confessions of captured US personnel . In carrying out biological warfare against the Korean people the US imperialists utilised the services of Japanese war criminal Shiro Ishii of the notorious Unit 731.
During the Korean war the US carried out over 800 germ warfare sorties . The death toll from the US germ warfare ran into thousands . This was a barbaric crime that was much worse than those committed by Hitler in the second world. We believe it is high time for the US to stop covering this crime and come clean finally about it.
Recently, the US senate issued a report opening to the world torture committed by the CIA over a long period . Of course the CIA had long been infamous for assassination, terrorism, dirty tricks and interference . It earned notoriety as the shock brigade of US imperialism , Its role was exposed in the 1970s by a defector from the CIA Philip Agee. However under the guise of the so-called “war on terror “ the CIA became a major human rights violator committing torture and detaining suspects without trial.
The CIA operated a network of secret prisons around the world and indulging kidnapping and “rendition “ as part of its Detention and Interrogation Programme and carried out torture of detainees. The programme authorized CIA officers to use extreme interrogation techniques, including sleep deprivation, water boarding , painful stress positions, dietary manipulation, walling, 'rectal rehydration' or rectal feeding, etc. These techniques were most barbaric.
Thus the US stands condemned and guilty for crimes against humanity. We demand that the UN Committee on Human Rights and other international bodies organise a full and proper investigation into these crimes committed by the US. The UN must act in a fair and impartial way and must not be afraid of the US.
ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY BE THE MEETING AT 14.50 HRS 26 FEBRUARY
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