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Many prisoners of the camp were born there under North Korea's "three generations of punishment". This means anyone found guilty of committing a crime, which could be as simple as trying to escape North Korea, would be sent to the camp along with that person's entire family. The subsequent two generations of family members would be born in the camp and must also live their entire lives and die there. As reported by witnesses, the prisoners have to do very hard and dangerous work in mines and other workplaces from 5:30 in the morning until midnight. Even 11 year old children have to work after school and may see their parents rarely. People are forced to work like slaves and are tortured in case of minor offences. The punishment for violating camp rules is death. Food rations are very small consisting of salted cabbage and corn, so that the prisoners are very skinny and weak. Many of them die of undernourishment, illness, work accidents and the aftereffects of torture. Many prisoners resort to eating rats, snakes, insects and frogs in order to survive. Rat flesh is eaten as a way to prevent pellagra, a common disease in the camp which is a result of absence of protein and niacin in the diet. In order to eat anything outside of their meal, including these animals, prisoners must first get permission from the guards.
Kaechon internment camp
(6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.
only if china allows it
Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
North Korea is the one that needs to be watched. Since in December when they sent that satellite into space I have been on my toes about them. We already know they have nukes. Now they have showed us that they can get an object into orbit so what is to stop them from putting a nuke into orbit disguised as a satellite?
Kaboom over any country and the EMP would take out most of their transportation and electricity instantly.
That country would go into total chaos. Enough chaos to where it would be a whole heck of a lot easier to invade.
Remember, it only takes one well placed rock to bring down a giant.
Originally posted by Kr0nZ
Originally posted by magma
Why can nobody do anything about it? Why is the international community reluctant to intervene. Are they scared?
There's no oil to exploit, so no one gives a damn.
Unless there's a way to get rich from their land, no one is going to do anything.
I'm thinking maybe even worse than the holocaust..
Shin Dong-hyuk gave testimony of human rights abuses inflicted on him or witnessed by him as prisoner in Kaechon camp:
When his mother and brother attempted to escape, Shin was thrown into a small underground cell, where it is impossible to either stand or lie down, and was kept there and tortured for eight months. Shin described how, at the age of 14, he was completely stripped, his legs cuffed and hands tied, and suspended from the ceiling of his cell. His torturers then lit up a charcoal fire under his back and forced a hook into his skin so that he could not struggle. He still has a number of large scars from the flesh burned and from many other abuses. Later Shin was forced to watch the execution of his mother Chang Hye-kyong by hanging and his brother Shin Ha-kun by firing squad. When Shin worked in the garment factory and accidentally dropped a sewing machine, the foreman hacked off his middle finger just above the first knuckle as punishment.
Shin witnessed dozens of public executions each year. Another prisoner Kim Yong witnessed around 25 executions in his section of the camp within less than two years. Shin saw a six year old girl in his school being beaten to death for stealing 5 kernels of corn. When Shin was 12 years old, he was separated from his mother and rarely allowed to see her. Instead of attending school, the children had to do all kinds of physical work including weeding, harvesting, and carrying dung. Between the ages of 13 and 16, Shin was forced to do dangerous construction work and saw many children killed in work. Sometimes, four to five children were killed in a day. On one occasion, he saw eight people killed by an accident. Shin’s cousin was raped by prison guards and died later and when his cousin’s mother wailed, she disappeared and was never seen again. Shin saw how twelve fellow prisoners were given toxic water for washing by the guards and got seriously ill within a week and then disappeared. When Shin escaped through the high-voltage electric fence surrounding the camp, his friend Park Yong-chul got electrocuted.
Kaechon internment camp
Originally posted by muse7
Too bad they don't have vast oil reserves.....if they did we would have already "liberated" and brought democracy to NK
Originally posted by Exitt
I can also assure you every little bird in North Korea knows about the holocaust and the WW2, that is actually the number one thing children learn at schools, people talk about, stuff being shown on tv and museums. It is after all when the ´commies´ were the good guys and helped save the world or at least that´s the history lesson in N.Korea.