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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 06:23 PM
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Report: six months in labor camp for N. Koreans who didn't cry at despot's funeral
Report: six months in labor camp for N. Koreans who didn't cry at despot's funeral

By msnbc.com staff

North Korea is punishing citizens who didnt cry during the orchestrated public mourning over the death of Kim Jong Il, sentencing them to six months in a labor-training camp, according to a report.

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It said North Koreans accused of criticizing the worlds only hereditary totalitarian regime are being sent to re-education camps or being banished with their families to remote rural areas.

The news website quoted a source from North Hamkyung province saying: The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didnt participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didnt cry and didn't seem genuine.

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The website also reported that school children and factory workers are being made to study the greatness of Kim Jong Un in education sessions packed so tightly together without a break that people are just exhausted.

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/13/1014661...

I saw some of those "mourning" videos. None of the crying seemed "genuine" to me. So, I guess the best actors will go free?


Authorities had also ordered the shooting of anyone who attempted to defect to South Korea during the mourning period.

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