It Could Never Happen Here….

The plight of inmates in North Korea’s huge network of Soviet-style gulags has been revealed in a report by human rights campaigners.

Those awful, awful Norks…

The human rights group spoke to a number of people, including former inmates from the political prison camp at Yodok, as well as guards in other camps, revealing what it said were horrific conditions.Thousands of people are believed to be held as ‘guilty-by-association’ or sent to the camps simply because one of their relatives has been detained. A significant proportion don’t even know what crimes they’re accused of.

How terrible. It’s just as well we’re civilised, isn’t it?

2 comments for “It Could Never Happen Here….

  1. May 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.

    It may be civilised, but is it right?

    • May 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

      No, it’s not right. And the sooner it’s brought to a halt, the better.

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