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Published On: Fri, Dec 6th, 2013

Satellite image reveals North Korea’s prison camps, 100K adults and kids in ‘horrific conditions’

International human rights group Amnesty International has released a press announcement highlighting satellite images exposing the prison camps in North Korea. The report suggests that hundreds of thousands of people, including children, are believed to be kept “in horrific conditions.”

“The gruesome reality of North Korea’s continued investment in this vast network of repression has been exposed. We urge the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those prisoners of conscience held in political prison camps and close the camps immediately,” said Rajiv Narayan, Amnesty International’s East Asia researcher.

Amnesty’s detailed report said that the new findings are of “grave concern,” as it shows that North Korean authorities are investing in and maintaining political prison camps, described as places of “systematic, widespread and grave human rights violations, such as forced hard labor, denial of detainee’s food quota as punishment, torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.”

Children are included the hundreds of thousands housed in “six sprawling political prison camps,” many of whom have not committed any crime but are merely family members of those deemed guilty of serious political crimes. These political crimes in some cases is just being a Christian or helping orphans – as in the Kenneth Bae case.

Check out the full report HERE which features tons of great photos and details.

North Korea prison camps graphic satellite photo

 

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