North Korea remains ‘open prison’

North Korea remains ‘open prison’

During the meeting between Trump and Kim were human rights the which child. However, it remains North Korea, a brutal dictatorship.

Whether or not she had had on Otto Warmbier, wanted journalists to know about Donald Trump during his news conference after the summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore. ‘No, Otto, this would never …

Whether or not she had had on Otto Warmbier, wanted journalists to know about Donald Trump during his news conference after the summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore. “Without Otto would have never happened. He died not in vain, ” replied the American president.

The 22-year-old American student was beginning 2016 picked up during a journey through North Korea because he was a propaganda poster had stolen. He got 15 years in prison, walked into the prison, brain damage, and was after a year and a half evacuated to the US, where he is on 13 July, 2017, passed away. Trump condemned when sharp the ‘brutality of the North Korean regime ” and invited in January the family of Warmbier even in his state of the union.

Short or detailed?

The evasive answer from Trump made it clear that human rights are not his first concern. “It was relatively briefly discussed, compared in the matter of the kernontwapening’, said the American president initially. When questions about the rights continued to come, corrected himself: “We have quite extensively discussed, quite at length. It was one of the most important topics. The situation there is pretty rough. We will do something about it. I think that it will change.’

But the declaration that the American president and his North Korean colleague signed, contains not one word about human rights. A few days after his allies on the top of the G7 in Canada had put it as profiteers, let Trump know that he is a ‘special relationship’ has developed with Kim Jong-un. He is arguing that he wants to do. He is very smart. This is a very different president.”


“North Korea remains one of the most repressive, authoritarian countries in the world’, writes the human rights organization Human Rights Watch in its report in 2017. Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011.

“The government in Pyongyang constrains all essential human rights, including freedom of expression, of assembly and of religion. They restricted any organized political opposition, independent media, free trade unions and independent ngos. Arbitrary arrests, torture in detention, forced labour and public executions continue to be for a climate of fear and control’, says Human Rights Watch.

In a report from the 2014 proposed a UN commission, on the basis of conversations with North Korean victims and witnesses that there are between 80,000 and 120,000 political prisoners are held in four major prisons, where they are in horrible conditions and lived and where torture was. The report also mentioned slavery, forced abortions and other sexual violence, the forced displacement of civilians, and even the inhuman act in which one deliberately slow starvation caused’.
A South Korean think tank, the Institute for National Security Strategy, decided at the end of 2016 that Kim in five years time at least 340 people had to execute.

Not too excited

“The increased dialogue between North Korea and other countries is a positive step,” said Brad Adams, director Asia of Human Rights Watch, all for the top. ‘For the world to be excited, one should not forget that Kim is still the president of perhaps the most repressive system in the world. Kim Jong-un tries to be an international statesman. But his efforts will fail as long as his country continues to consider it as the largest open prison of the world.”

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