The teacher beats her to death in front of her classmates.
A teenage boy witnesses the public execution of his mother and brother.
A man is made to help load the corpses of prisoners dead from starvation, put them in a pot and burn them. A mother is forced to drown her baby in a bucket.
Are these the accounts of witnesses to crimes against humanity in a concentration camp or torture chamber of the past? Something from Auschwitz, perhaps, or acts committed under Stalin or Pol Pot?
No, these are human rights violations committed in the 21st century in the modern day prison camp ludicrously named the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The horrors inflicted daily on up to 200,000 prisoners have not, as yet, penetrated the minds and hearts of most people.
North Korea’s camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and 12 times as long as the Nazi extermination camps. Yet we’ve barely noticed. Read entire article here.