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VICE News

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.
VICE News
7.6.16
asia & pacific

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.
VICE News
7.14.15
asia & pacific

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.
Samuel Oakford
10.23.14
Motherboard Blog

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.
Derek Mead
2.27.13
Motherboard Blog

North Korea's Prison Camps Are Now on Google Maps

North Korean gulags are now visible in Google Maps.
Daniel Stuckey
1.29.13
Motherboard Blog

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...
Derek Mead
3.19.12
Motherboard Blog

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...
Derek Mead
9.21.11