Did you catch any of this over there, Jimmeh?
Based on new satellite imagery and personal interviews of former inmates and guards, Amnesty International describes conditions in the Nork's political prison camps as "horrific".
And as the world's only heriditary communist dictatorship prepares for a transfer of power -and a potential period of instability- the Gulag-type camps appear to be growing in size...
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Of course, brutal treatment and meager food rations based on performance meant a lot of people starve to death. Add to that frequent executions performed in front of all the camp and you can imagine how the bodies pile up. One former prisoner described death as a daily occurrence at the camp, but one that actually made him "happy" because burying the body got him an extra bowl of corn meal.
Sadistic North Korean authorities are also known to use a cube ‘torture cell’, designed so the forced-fetus-position prisoner cannot either stand or lie down. Troublemakers are thrown in for at least a week, but in one case a child thrown into the cell for eight months.
In most of the camps -hidden in frigid mountain ranges- the prisoners face harsh winters wearing for years what they were arrested in... as NO clothing/footwear is provided whatsoever.
And as we all know, food in the worker's paradise of the DPRK is always scarce: while the Army and Pyongyang elite pretty much get what they need, average citizens -particularly outside the capital- need to settle for what's left... you can only imagine what the prison camp supply looks like.
Amnesty International has been told of several accounts of people eating rats or picking corn kernels out of fresh manure purely to survive, despite the risks to life and limb: it's not just the sanitation issue, as anyone caught risks solitary confinement or other torture.
The Heritage Foundation Amnesty International Wikipedia