posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 09:12 PM
Originally posted by freedomwv
The DPRK has had thousands of US troops right on their border for decades, had to deal with very harsh trade restrictions, been threatened by pretty
much every 1st world nation on earth and deal with the daily pain of having the entire Korean culture and people split in half and cut off from each
other. And one wonders why they are so hostile? The answer should be pretty clear. They deal with a situation of constant tension and threat of war
daily. I am not surprised the government of the DPRK are a little high strung and on edge. I would be too if I had to govern a nation under such
Yet, the DPRK still attempts to build and maintain a decent society. They want to improve their communication technology and despite how very open
they have been about it,
You must know nothing of North Korea because the leadership is off its rocker, forces its citizens to worship lil Kim as a God and kills anyone of
them that speaks their minds.
Most people who have been brave enough to make it out of North Korea say it is hell on earth. News crews have sneaked into the Viet Cong style prison
labor camps. They work the prisoners till they die of water starvation every day in the thousands every year, so guess how many millions have died at
these sick bastards hands over the years? Know one knows yet but everyone states its so high the whole world would cry at once if it were made
Human rights in North Korea are heavily restricted. There is no right to free speech, and the only radio, television, and news organizations that are
deemed legal are those operated by the government. It is estimated that between 150,000 and 200,000 political prisoners are detained in
concentration camps, where they perform slave labour and risk summary beatings, torture and execution.
The full extent of human rights abuse in North Korea is unclear. The North Korean government makes it very difficult for foreigners to enter the
country and strictly monitors their activities when they do. Aid workers are subject to considerable scrutiny and excluded from places and regions the
government does not wish them to enter. Since citizens cannot freely leave the country, it is mainly from stories of refugees and defectors that
the nation's human rights record has been constructed. The government's position, expressed through the Korean Central News Agency, is that North
Korea has no human rights issues, because its socialist system was chosen by the people and serves them faithfully.
North Korea's human rights record has been widely condemned, including by Amnesty International and the United Nations. The General Assembly of the
United Nations has since 2003 annually adopted a resolution condemning the country's human rights record. The latest resolution of December 19, 2011,
passed by a vote of 123-16 with 51 abstentions, urged the government in Pyongyang to end its “systematic, widespread and grave violations of human
rights”, which included public executions and arbitrary detentions. North Korea rejected the resolution, saying it was politically motivated and
based on fabrications.