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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 07:29 AM
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un wages defector crackdown
Source: Los Angeles Times

REPORTING FROM SEOUL - In North Korea, a new Kim may be in command but the same old human rights violations are still in play, including a renewed lethal crackdown on defectors, according to South Korean media reports.

Weeks after 20-something Kim Jong Un assumed power following his father Kim Jong Ils sudden death by heart attack last month, border guards have began shooting down would-be defectors who try to flee the impoverished nation.

Three people who tried to flee the represssive regime were reportedly killed in recent days as they tried to cross the Yalu River along the Chinese border, part of a policy of tightened border controls that Pyongyang is enforcing after Kim Jong Il's Dec. 17 death.

Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea has pledged to hunt down and imprison, or even kill, three generations of family left behind by escapees, successful or not, according to Seouls Joongang Daily newspaper.



Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/01/kim-j...





Photo: North Koreans vow loyalty to their new leader, Kim Jong Un, at a rally in Pyongyang. Credit: EPA/Korea Central News Agency
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 08:32 AM
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1. That's sad.
:(
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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 11:53 AM
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2. I don't believe in hell, but I wish there was one
so that assholes like these had a special place to spend eternity.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 01:57 PM
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3. i agree. nt
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 05:31 PM
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4. well I do and there is one
and fortunately they dissapear in the end.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 09:08 PM
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5. so sorry for those people. nt
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 06:14 PM
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6. Why doesn't he just identify things, like his predecessor?
Seriously, WTF is with North Korea? Even Hitler had brains enough to know that you had to promise and give your people good things, to make them support your insanity and killing. :mad:

ON EDIT: If someone doesn't get my reference to identifying things, this is the internet meme I'm referring to:


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