North Korean Prison Camps

Concentration Camps in North Korea

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North Korean Prison Camps

North Korean Concentration CampsNorth Korea built twelve massive prison camps for political prisoners. After their discovery by US spy satellites, North Korea closed the six prison camps closest to its borders and transferred their inmates to the remaining six prison camps in the interior of the country.

North Koreans who enter these prison camps are almost never released. They are underfed and overworked until they die, are shot or used as human guinea pigs in experiments to test biological and chemical weapons; the prison camps are calibrated to extract the greatest labor (or test results) per food input, so their annual death rate is understandably high.

Who ends up in these prison camps?

Anyone in North Korea (the official name of the country is the misnomer, "Democratic" People's Republic of Korea or "DPRK") who displeases DPRK's ruling regime and does not believe in its Juche religion, plus three generations of the perpetrator's family. For example, if a man complains to a "friend" about the diminishing food rations, the man, his wife, children and grandchildren (three generations) are arrested and sent to these concentration camps.

And if a man speaks against the DPRK government in public, its police arrest and ship off to the concentration camps not only the speaker and family, but also everyone who heard the speaker and did not immediately report it to the police. In DPRK, it is a crime to hear someone else’s dissent, which is given no room to gather.

But many within the concentration camp population, estimated to be maintained at approximately 200,000, didn't end up there after complaining. They are Christians whose belief in God instead of the DPRK-ruling Kim dynasty was crime enough.

Smuggling Bibles into DPRK, of course, is considered more than crime enough.

How are Bibles being smuggled into North Korea?

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