US slaps sanctions on Kim Jong-un for 'notorious' human rights abuses
The State Department's report constituted the most comprehensive effort by any government to identify the individuals responsible for ongoing abuses, like torture, rape, enslavement and extermination.
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North Korea Announces Plan to Release Some Inmates From Its Nightmarish Prisons
State media announced that people “convicted of the crimes against the country and its people” could receive amnesty, but it’s unclear how many prisoners will actually be freed.
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Sources Say North Korean Representatives Used Racist Slur at United Nations
Members of North Korea's delegation were overheard speaking offensively of Botswana's UN Ambassador Charles Ntwaagae during a hearing on North Korean human rights abuses.
Satellite Images Show North Korea Expanding One of Its Prison Camps
Considering the horrors relayed by former prisoners, that expansion is a sad thing to see.
North Korea's Prison Camps Are Now on Google Maps
North Korean gulags are now visible in Google Maps.
Shin Dong-Hyuk Escaped One of North Korea's Worst Prison Camps
Shin Dong-hyuk is a former prisoner of Camp 14, one of North Korea's most notorious prison camps. Yes, his status is a 'former' prisoner -- not because he's dead, like thousands of others who didn't survive the North's prisons, but because he's the...
Generations of Chem Experiments and Torture: The Horror of North Korean Prison Camps
Yesterday the _Daily Mail_ in England broke the news that North Korean prison camps had been found on Google Earth. North Korea has long denied the existence of prison camps in its supposed utopia, but even as far back as 2004 _The Guardian_ was...