North Korean Political Prison Camps

510 Words Jan 30th, 2018 2 Pages
Recent reports about the inhuman treatment of an estimated 200,000 North Korean citizens in the countries six political prison camps are been closely looked at. These reports show the mistreatment, starvation, and even unlawful killing of North Korean citizens from everything from owning a Bible to watching soap operas.
For the past year the United Nations has been conducting an investigation into the allegations of many recent prisoners that were able to escape the prison camps and the country its self. Park (2014) states “The commission investigated issues regarding the right of food, prison camps, torture, and inhuman treatment, arbitrary detention, discrimination, freedom of expression, the right to life, freedom of movement, and enforced disappearances, including abductions of other citizens” (para. 6). On February 17, 2014 the United Nations released a 400 page report on its finding during this investigation. This report included sketches from many of the prisoners depicting the conditions inside the camps. Corbin (2014) states “The UN report castigated the Hermit Kingdom for it ruthless treatment of people, depicting a brutal nation that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world” (para. 8). This is an…
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