(source) This is very, very 1984-ish: DPRK nationals receive information from the state through “fixed line” broadcasting. The fixed line system operates through the use of speakers in every DPRK household. These speakers are inspected regularly by officials to ensure they are still functioning. These fixed lines are often used for broadcasting “forbidden” news and […]
“Over the top” is an understatement when it comes to North Korean propaganda. Here’s how they portray US soldiers: A systematic cultivation of “the enemy” is of course typical of totalitarian regimes. Here’s how the North Koreans plan to deal with it: Here’s the US in retaliatory mode: More on North Korea here.
There are few places in the world that are more depressing than a North Korean prison camp: hard labor, starvation, torture, arbitrary execution and collective punishment (the incarceration of several generations of one family, often for life) are daily occurrences. North Korea is estimated to have between 150,000 and 200,000 of its own citizens in a network […]
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(source) More on Korea and on decapitation. More iconic images of human rights violations.
(source) It’s now illegal (again) for women to ride bicycles in North Korea. The country’s leader Kim Jung Un reinstated his father’s absurd law, but only after he lifted the ban last year. The late Kim Jong Il decreed in the mid-90s no woman should ride a bike after the daughter of a top general, the vice-chair […]
(source) North Korea’s U.N. delegation declared on Friday that it was proud of Pyongyang’s social system and human rights record and rejected as baseless a U.N. monitor’s report that described appalling human rights abuses in the reclusive country. … “We have nothing to hide,” [North Korean delegate Kim Song] said. “We have nothing to be […]
More on Korea. More iconic images of human rights violations.
Here are two pictures drawn by North Korean defectors who spent time in the country’s notorious prison camps: (source) More on Korea. More absurd human rights violations.
(source) More on the Korean war, and on human rights in Korea.