posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:05 AM
Originally posted by Germanicus
I would take it with a grain of salt.
You cant get into North Korea.
The evidence is anecdotal and unreliable.
And these 'rights agencies' always have an agenda.
Is it your objective to troll as much as possible?.
Westerners may not be able to easily get into north korea, but, they do go from time to time.
There is also a flow of information and people from inside the regime into china and south korea.
North Koreas security agencies have a heavy presence in both countries, always looking to suppress their dissidents and stem the flow of
Amnesty will have been in touch with political prisoners, who would want them to know exactly what has happened to them, and others, who have been
through the prison camps.
Amnesty international does have an agenda, it's agenda is the fair treatment of political prisoners the world over, furthermore, they also attempt to
get governments to adhere to basic Human rights, and, try to gather evidence through face to face contact, of torture and extra judicial killings by
the state and it's actors.
This is hardly "Anecdotal" evidence gathering.
These are first hand accounts of the state of reality for political prisoners, the general population, and, dissidents, within oppressive regimes.