North Korea Continues to Violate Human Rights

Posted on November 15, 2017 by


After World War II, many powerful leaders swore to never let such atrocities happen again. Nevertheless, there is now a crisis that has been going on for quite some time.

Escaping a prison camp in North Korea is considered to be impossible, suicidal even. This raises a question, why are there prison camps in the first place?

In North Korea, there are many established prisons for people who commit no crimes. These camps apparently hold “unspeakable horrors.”

There are about 200,000 prisoners in these camps today. An estimated 400,000 people have died in these camps.

In North Korea, the policy of guilt by association is used to make entire families “disappear.” Many laws are put in place that endanger human rights, even outside of the camps.

According to, “One of the country’s most brutal laws is the ‘three generations of punishment’ rule. If one person is convicted of a serious crime and sent to a prison camp, their immediate family can also be sent with them. Then the next two generations born in the camps can also remain there. The edict was introduced in 1972 by Kim Il-sung and said up to three generations had to be punished to wipe out the ‘seed’ of class enemies.”

North Korea also forbids any form of expression. Additionally, a food crisis is also going on. Many citizens starve to death, as do many prisoners in the camps.

An estimated 40% of inmates starve to death. The best chance of survival is by scavenging for cockroaches and rats to eat.

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