10 frightening reasons why North Korea is not one country like another

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A life of fear and terror. Millions of people in North Korea are exposed to a drastic form of oppression and severe violations of almost all their human rights. In January 2013, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that the human rights situation in North Korea is among the worst in the world! In my contribution I will list 10 facts that will throw you into a “roller coaster of emotions”. From anger to sadness to impotent despair.

I was very moved by this contribution. Especially because hundreds of thousands of people, including children, are currently being held arbitrarily in political prison camps and other detention facilities. There they are at the mercy of human rights violations such as forced labour, refusal to eat as punishment, torture and public executions. If people are punished, this reaches up to the 3rd generation. Prison camps are among the toughest in the world. Isolation, suppression. Anything but freedom. In “holy light”.