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North Korea 'executes three people found guilty of cannibalism'

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posted on May, 19 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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North Korea has publicly executed at least three people in recent years after they were found guilty of cannibalism, according to a think tank in South Korea.


In one case, a starving man used an axe to kill a work colleague, ate some of the flesh and sold the rest in a local market as mutton.

The most recent case occurred in 2011 in the town of Musan, a defector told the institute, while a father and his son were executed by a firing squad in the town of Doksong in 2006 after being found guilty of consuming human flesh.

In a third case, a man was executed in Hyesan in December 2009 for killing a girl and eating her. The man reportedly resorted to cannibalism after supplies to the city dwindled in the wake of the government's disastrous efforts to reform the currency triggered rampant inflation and worsened already critical food shortages.

Pyongyang has been accused of using food supplies as a weapon to cow its own people, effectively turning a blind eye to illegal markets when food is scarce but then cracking down on private sales again and limiting deliveries when supplies are more abundant.

The Telegraph


Apparently, 230 defectors to South Korea from the North state that they personally witnessed the execution of people who had either eaten or sold human flesh.

It certainly makes for good propaganda.

While I have no doubt that hunger can be widespread at times, I find it hard to believe that cannibalism is quite as widespread in the North as South Korea would like us to think.

Besides, South Korea is already winning the propaganda war without pushing the envelope.


North Korea's finest

South Korea's finest




posted on May, 19 2012 @ 03:30 AM
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So you think its all propaganda against NK?

We have cases of cannibalism in the US.. Maybe they where not even hungry, just crazy.
edit on 19-5-2012 by Resurected because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 03:35 AM
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Originally posted by Resurected
So you think its all propaganda against NK?


Not all of it. Just much of it.

Don't get me wrong. I think the North Korean regime is despotic. I just find it hard to believe that cannibalism driven by hunger is quite as widespread as the defectors are claiming.

A little like the lampshades made out of human skin and soap made out of human fat that witnesses testified to at Nuremburg after WWII but which never existed.



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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hi oll
wow i never thought canibalism still existed in this day and age
just goes to show how far a hungry person will go...
i hope i never experience that kind of hunger



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 04:07 AM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
South Korea's finest


Hell, I'd eat them!

Oh booooyy would I... 8]~~~~~~



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 04:31 AM
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Ritual cannibalism existed in China up until 1968.

Villages killed people who they thought were traitors to mao every month and had a dinner with them the whole village took part in.



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 05:02 AM
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So now North Koreans can't even eat North Korean food? What are they supposed to eat, animals and plants?



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