North Korea: Gay judge who compiled UN human rights report labelled ‘disgusting old lecher’
North Korea’s state media has attacked a gay judge responsible for a UN report on human rights violations in the country, labelling him a ‘disgusting old lecher’.
The state’s media laid into Michael Kirby, a former Australian High Court judge, who was last year appointed chairman of the UN’s inquiry into on human rights violations in North Korea.
According to the Washington Post, state-run media outlet KCNA dismissed the report as fabricated by Kirby, and claimed that homosexuality could ‘never be found’ in DPRK.
The network said: “As for Kirby who took the lead in cooking the ‘report’, he is a disgusting old lecher with a 40-odd-year-long career of homosexuality. He is now over seventy, but he is still anxious to get married to his homosexual partner.
“This practice can never be found in the DPRK boasting of the sound mentality and good morals, and homosexuality has become a target of public criticism even in Western countries, too.
“In fact, it is ridiculous for such gay to sponsor dealing with others’ human rights issue.
“It is so pitiable for the U.S. and its followers to attempt to frighten the DPRK by letting such dirty swindlers, ready to do anything for money, invent an anti-DPRK false document.”
According to the Post, the incident is the first time the state news outlet has ever used the word ‘homosexual’ in a report.