Otto Warmbier, a 21 years old college student from the United States has been sentenced to 15 years hard labour in the North Korean Labour/Prison Camp. He had committed a crime in one of the hotel in North Korea. He stole a political poster that was hanging in his hotel room. The security found the poster when he was about to board a plane to go out of the country. He claimed that CIA and a church in Ohio that encouraged him to do this act.
The research has shed light on the corruption of the North Korean government and the reign of ruthless leaders such as Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il. The politics of North Korea have been questionable at best in the nation’s history. Finally they are making progress to renew laws that better fit into North Korean society, but the process is slow. Change does not come to North Korea quickly.
North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, made North Korea a harsh and brutal place to live. He has made many rules for North Korea, but if someone doesn’t follow they capture them, the government officials/ agents put a board behind you and make you sit down. If they pushed on you, you would collapse, and you would hear your kneecaps
North Korea has warned that freed Christian missionary Kenneth Bae's “babbling” about prison could jeopardize future efforts to free two other Americans still detained in the reclusive nation.
Thus, ideologically North Korean authorities believe they have no other choice but to antagonize the West. However, it appears that the DPRK has been undergoing a “crisis” in its terrorist activities - in September 2002 at a Japan-North Korea Summit Meeting after many years of denying any engagement into the Japanese citizens abduction issue Kim Jong-il admitted that the DPRK had abducted a number of Japanese citizens. He apologized for that and five of the abductees returned to Japan in October 2002. Another issue that supports the presumption that
Hyeonseo Lee gave a presentation on TED Talk entitled, “My Escape from North Korea”, summarizing about her life in North Korea. She was born and raised there and sing patriotic songs. All the history books told her that North Korea was the best country in the world. As she got older, a famine struck North Korea in the mid-1990’s. Although, she never experienced starvation, she witnessed the events first hand. This was the pushing point for Hyeonseo, who decided to leave North Korea. Due to China and North Korea’s stringent border policies and the Chinese government immigration policy, the life of a North Korean refugee is challenging and extremely risky. They risk being deported back to the very country that they escaped from. There are reports and stories about the violation of human rights and labor camps in North Korea. She would live in China for ten years before moving to South Korea. Hyeonseo was forced to help her family escape from North Korea. The regime caught Hyeonseo for sending money to her family. Lee’s family to be relocated by the order of the North Korean government. She needed to smuggle them through China to a South Korean embassy in Laos. Unfortunately, Hyeonseo Lee’s story won’t be the last we hear about the abysmal conditions in North Korea. There are, potentially millions more, stories detailing the humanitarian disaster in the country and we must take steps to prepare for the eventual collapse of the country.
North Korea’s prison camps are extremely horrifying. A decade later after World War l, North Korea established its own system of prison camps (Szoldra). As same as concentration camps, prisoners were inhumanly punished. Since then, prison conditions in North Korea are horrendous and not tolerated by prisoners as well as their family members and society. North Korea’s prison systems not only frightened the prisoners, but the society as well. Because of the issues generated by North Korea’s horrifying prison conditions have not only been serious problems in history but also today, this issue is being resolve by the collaboration of society.
In effort, the Human Rights Council (a group under the United Nations) condemned North Korea of human rights violations in March 2015. Many officials believe that more is necessary – North Korea should be taken to the International Criminal Court. Outside countries have not attempted to stop North Korea by war yet because North Korea has nuclear missiles and, according to their own claims, the fifth biggest army in the world. Instead of bringing about a disastrous war, the Human Rights Office in Seoul, South Korea records testimonies of North Korean refugees in hope of being able to accurately punish North Korea for their crimes and to encourage North Korea stop their crimes in fear of more devastating information being revealed. A simple and quick solution has not been found to stop North Korea’s human rights abuse, but some sort of solution must be found soon.
There is no disbelief that the United States has had historical conflicts with North Korea’s dictatorial leaders. Currently there have been passing threats from North Korea’s dictatorial leader Kim Jung Un to US president Donald Trump. Using current international approaches to the North Korean nuclear problem-solutions are based on the logic of crime and punishment. “According to this approach, North Korea’s crimes – possession of nuclear weapons and violation of UN resolutions – must be punished through forceful, comprehensive sanctions. Such sanctions, the thinking goes, will cause so much discomfort in the North that the regime will be at risk of collapse and Kim Jung Un will be compelled to choose denuclearization (Moon, 2016, pg. 343).” Policy makers ideally want to ensure that foreign policy is perfected to the best of their knowledge and that national security is performing to the best of their ability. “America’s main motive has always been denuclearization in line with its nonproliferation policy, especially after post 9/11 security concerns (Petrželová, 2017, pg. 10).” To avoid similar events to 9/11 posed by North Korea, policy makers should allow counterterrorism tactics to be executed as thoroughly as possible. The protection and safety of US citizens should always be a top priority for government agencies and policy makers. Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, has always had a history of imprisoning people that disagree with the governments policies, or for “disrespecting” the countries leaders, but these prisons are not just any prisons, they are prison camps, which function similarly to Nazi Concentration Camps.
In the beginning of this film Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapport, creators of the TV show Skylark Tonight were mocked and judged of the fact that their news was unimportant. Not letting that stop them, they strived to go for bigger and better by contacting the supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un for an interview session. Surprisingly enough they were contacted back with the good news that the Supreme leader agreed to be interviewed on Skylark Tonight. Even after achieving the impossible, they were still mocked and were said to have made up the whole situation. Dave Skylark would say “they are just peanut butter and jealous”.
While in hiding, Anne Frank was closed off from the world as she was not allowed to leave the “Secret Annex”. To pass time Anne would read books and wrote in an autograph book she received for her 13th birthday, the book in which she used as a diary described her life in hiding, her various thoughts, and relationships with the members of the Secret Annex in which Anne was hiding in. Before going into hiding, Otto Frank had notified a few of his most trusted workers where they would be hiding. The workers would shortly visit the annex to tend the Franks with necessities such as food and gave news of the war. Although life was hard, their survival from Hitler’s regime seemed promising until in a sudden sad turn of events, one of Otto’s workers
Witch trials are not new to people who know or enjoy history, in fact, they are a staple of Early Modern European history. It is a common misconception that witch trials were nothing but an excuse to hunt shadows and get back at people they did not like, that there was a sense of mad hysteria like in The Crucible. The Trial of Tempel Anneke is a trial record from 1663 that on the surface does not have much too it, but in fact shows the reader a lot of the inner psyche of common people from this time as well as how empirical the courts were in these court trials
The attorney general of Ontario launched an appeal of Guy's acquittal on March 4, 1986. The Court of Appeal ordered a new trial on June 5, 1987, after agreeing with the Crowns claim that the judge for Guy's original trial made a mistake. The Crown claimed the judge was mistaken in directing the jury the meaning of "reasonable doubt." Guy appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, but his appeal was dismissed on November 9, 1988. Guy would stand trial a second time.