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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! We all know that North Korea is a horrible place to live. The people are probably nice people but the leader is a waste of time a*shole not much of a good person. The country has been apparently violating human rights for the longest while and the UN are planning on doing something about it. According to latest reports, two North Korean defectors yesterday shared stories with the first UN panel assembled for the purpose of looking into human-rights violations in the country. The stories weren't pretty Read on.


The New York Times reported on a few stories that were brought to the attention of the UN panel who are currently looking into allegations of human rights violations by North Korea.  The story getting the most press comes from Jee Heon-a, 34, who described a mother forced to kill her baby: "It was the first time I had seen a newborn baby and I felt happy. But ... a security guard came in and told the mother to turn the baby upside down into a bowl of water. The mother begged the guard to spare her, but he kept beating her. So the mother, her hands shaking, put the baby face down in the water. The crying stopped and a bubble rose up as it died."


She also reported that North Korean women were sold to Chinese traffickers in the '90s. In her telling, one of the few available foods was salted frogs. There were some other stories as well. Shin Dong-hyuk, 31, who broke out of a prison camp in 2005, said that he witnessed "almost monthly public executions." Shin also had the tip of his finger cut off because he dropped a sewing machine. He describes himself as "grateful": "I thought my whole hand was going to be cut off at the wrist." Also a 7-year-old girl's punishment for stealing a bit of wheat was that she was clubbed to death.

Now if these allegations are true then it is obvious that North Korea has been in violation of human rights for years. I don't know what the UN will do after the investigations but I hope that they deal with it swiftly. It's just the right thing to do. But these kind of things don't only happen in North Korea though. I've heard stories of gruesome things that happen in Africa and in the middle east. However the reason I think that this is getting so much attention from the UN is because the offences are being done by government bodies. That is a totally different situation. This shows that the North Korean government is in support of violating human rights and show no attempt to protect them. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.