Essay on North Korea: Hope for the Helpless

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"At the end of the Second World War so many people said, "If only we had known, if only we had known the wrongs that were done in the countries of the hostile forces..."(Michael Kirby). North Korea, an isolated country that has been known for it nuclear weapons program is now entering the news, but for the reason of abuse of citizens and threats of attacks internationally that have caused alarm. North Korean citizens should be receiving help because of the countries history with citizens, and now evidence of abuse, even with the threats coming from the countries goverment. In 1905 Korea was annexed by Japan until it was split and the North was taken under Soviet control following World War Two. ----. After that North Korea adopted a…show more content…
The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights was able to collect information from confidential interviews with victims, as well as witnesses ("North Korea isn't Nazi Germany — in some ways, it's worse." ). Despite this, claims of abuse of human rights have been denied by North Korea and, saying human rights are "fully ensured" and violations are "unthinkable." They are claiming that it is just propoganda that has been forwarded by South Korea and its allies ("North Korea—Human Rights."). Despite their claims of not abusing human rights, and it just being propoganda against them, the U.N. still has evidence against North Korea. The witnesses and interviews that the U.N. was able to collect show that their is abuse, even without being able to enter the country ("North Korea isn't Nazi Germany — in some ways, it's worse." ). The evidence reveals grotesque treatments to the citizens of North Korea. Credible reports have reported that 150,000 to 200,000 citizens have been imprisoned in camps throughout North Korea. The majority of inmates are family members of accused citizens, or associates of accused citizens. Prisoners of the camps are made to work 17 hours a day and are denied access to medical care. They are not

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