New satellite images that have been obtained by human rights group Amnesty International reveal that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has been busy upgrading at least two of his tortuous prison camps.
Thousands of people are imprisoned in these camps for crimes against the state, where they are worked to the point of exhaustion and even death, starved, executed without trail and experimented on. Hell on earth basically. I don’t know if any of you have ever read ‘Aquariums of Pyongyang’ but you should if you get a chance, as it gives a truthful account of a young North Korean boy who spent over ten years in one of these camps.
According to imagery experts, six guard posts have been added to a camp called Kwanliso 25, while a new roof and structural changes have been made at a building believed to be a crematorium. The Kwanliso 15 camp, known as Yodok, also looks like it’s had minor changes.
A man known as Kang, who was imprisoned at the age of nine in Yodok, said:
Prisoners are forced to work from dusk till dawn until there is not much distinction between life and death.
During the course of our three-year detention, often we did not meet our targets because we were always hungry and weak.
We were punished with beatings and also reductions in our food quota.
Amnesty International says that these camps are an abuse of human rights, but still North Korea continues to run them all the while denying their existence. We’re not stupid Kim – does he not realise that we’ve got photographic evidence of these camps? I just don’t know how he gets away with it. Oh yeah… maybe its something to do with all their nuclear weapons.