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Life In North Korea Prison Camp Horror – Business Insider


It is the year 2013 and this is happening in our world today…

shame on us…..shame on the world for letting this happen……..jboy2244

North Korea’s Prison Camps Are Absolutely Horrifying

Paul Szoldra and William WeiMar. 18, 2013, 10:37 AM1,949,39379

 

Camp 22 North Korea from Google Earth

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North Korean Prison Camp 22

As international leaders fear what Pyongyang may do beyond its borders, perhaps the biggest issue is what happens within.

North Korea operates a growing network of prison camps containing up to 200,000 prisoners in conditions likened by survivors to Nazi concentration camps. This atrocity gains little international attention, though the United Nations Human Rights Council is considering a formal inquiry for possible crimes against humanity.

Information about the camps is limited to reports from the few successful escapees, notably Shin Dong-hyuk, who told 60 Minutes about spending 23 years behind the wire.

Although there are no pictures from inside the camps, satellite images plus a set of illustrations supposedly done by a defector (the source of these images is unconfirmed) give a hint of the terror inside.

Warning: Some images are disturbing.

There are over 24 million people living inside North Korea.

There are over 24 million people living inside North Korea.

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But there are between 150,000 and 200,000 who have ‘disappeared’. They live in brutal concentration camps throughout the country.

But there are between 150,000 and 200,000 who have 'disappeared'. They live in brutal concentration camps throughout the country.

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Source: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Former prisoners say conditions are so bad that 20 to 25 percent of the prison population dies every year.

Former prisoners say conditions are so bad that 20 to 25 percent of the prison population dies every year.

 

Source: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

The North uses guilt by association to lock up entire families just for knowing someone convicted of "wrong thought."

The North uses guilt by association to lock up entire families just for knowing someone convicted of "wrong thought."

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Source: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside one camp, and lived there 23 years before he was able to escape.

Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside one camp, and lived there 23 years before he was able to escape.

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Successful escapes have been few. That’s because anyone who tries, plans, or has knowledge of an escape is executed, and all prisoners are required to watch.

Successful escapes have been few. That's because anyone who tries, plans, or has knowledge of an escape is executed, and all prisoners are required to watch.

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Starvation is common, as prisoners are usually only fed gruel made of cornmeal and cabbage. "We were always hungry, and the guards always told us ‘through hunger you will repent,’" Shin said. They often eat rats and insects just to stay alive.

Starvation is common, as prisoners are usually only fed gruel made of cornmeal and cabbage. "We were always hungry, and the guards always told us 'through hunger you will repent,'" Shin said. They often eat rats and insects just to stay alive.

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Without protein and calcium in their diet, prisoners develop hunchbacks from bending over in the fields or lose toes and fingers due to frostbite.

Without protein and calcium in their diet, prisoners develop hunchbacks from bending over in the fields or lose toes and fingers due to frostbite.

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The guards are relentless in their brutality.

The guards are relentless in their brutality.

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They often terrorize and torture their captives, sometimes just for fun, according to escapees.

They often terrorize and torture their captives, sometimes just for fun, according to escapees.

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The tip of one of Shin’s fingers was chopped off as punishment for accidentally breaking a machine while working in a factory.

The tip of one of Shin's fingers was chopped off as punishment for accidentally breaking a machine while working in a factory.

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When he was just 13 years old, Shin was sent to an underground torture center when his mother and older brother were accused of attempting an escape. "They hung me by the ankles and they tortured me with fire."

When he was just 13 years old, Shin was sent to an underground torture center when his mother and older brother were accused of attempting an escape. "They hung me by the ankles and they tortured me with fire."

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All of the methods of torture are appalling — but some are more disturbing than others.

All of the methods of torture are appalling — but some are more disturbing than others.

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And women aren’t afforded any leniency.

And women aren't afforded any leniency.

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Pregnancy is strictly forbidden, except in the case of a ‘marriage’ arranged by the prison guards.

Pregnancy is strictly forbidden, except in the case of a 'marriage' arranged by the prison guards.

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Prisoners are categorized as their conditions deteriorate …

Prisoners are categorized as their conditions deteriorate ...

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… While guards and party officials are treated well for their dedication to the regime.

... While guards and party officials are treated well for their dedication to the regime.

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But if prisoners can make it past guards and electrified fences …

But if prisoners can make it past guards and electrified fences ...

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They still need to get across the border to China, and if discovered, they face the possibility of being sent back.

They still need to get across the border to China, and if discovered, they face the possibility of being sent back.

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While North Korea denies they even exist, satellite imagery shows camps scattered around the country, and they are growing.

While North Korea denies they even exist, satellite imagery shows camps scattered around the country, and they are growing.

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Source: Amnesty International

And for North Koreans outside the camps, the fear of the gulag ensures their loyalty to the regime …

And for North Koreans outside the camps, the fear of the gulag ensures their loyalty to the regime ...

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… And Kim Jong-un’s complete power over his own people.

... And Kim Jong-un's complete power over his own people.

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Life In North Korea Prison Camp Horror – Business Insider

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July 22, 2013 Posted by | Blog, Blogroll, Charity, Death, Disgusting, fraud, Health, Internet, Just Wrong, People, Politics, religion | | Leave a comment

Scotland Yard detectives to return to holiday resort where Madeleine McCann vanished ‘within days’ to follow up new leads | Mail Online


 

Scotland Yard detectives to return to holiday resort where Madeleine McCann vanished ‘within days’ to follow up new leads

New leads: Scotland Yard detectives could travel to Portugal in the coming days to follow up on new leads in the case of missing Madeleine McCann (pictured)

New leads: Scotland Yard detectives could travel to Portugal in the coming days to follow up on new leads in the case of missing Madeleine McCann (pictured)

Detectives searching for Madeleine McCann could fly to the Portuguese holiday resort where the youngster went missing within days to follow up on new leads.

Metropolitan Police officers could potentially interview suspects, search properties and even make arrests in the Algarve where Madeleine disappeared while on a family holiday in 2007.

The Crown Prosecution Service has written a Letter of Request to Portuguese judges this week asking for permission to work in the country to gather evidence alongside local police.

According to the Daily Mirror, the letter included the names of some of the suspects that police wish to speak to regarding the case and an outline of a number of offences being investigated.

Madeleine went missing from an apartment in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, as her parents dined with friends at a nearby tapas restaurant.

The shambolic Portuguese inquiry was shelved in 2008, but Scotland Yard began a Home Office-funded review in 2011 – known as Operation Grange – following the intervention of David Cameron.

The Met said earlier this month that it was preparing to swoop on 38 suspects ‘scattered across Europe’ after announcing a full criminal investigation.

Among them are a dozen British nationals who were visiting or living in the Algarve at the time the then three-year-old went missing.

Investigators said that they have no prime suspects but said that they had found no evidence that the youngster had been murdered.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, who is leading the inquiry, said: ‘We continue to believe that there is a possibility that Madeleine is alive.’

Crime scene: The Ocean Club Resort in Praia da Luz where Madeleine went missing in 2007

Crime scene: The Ocean Club Resort in Praia da Luz where Madeleine went missing in 2007

New hope: Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann welcomed the Met's announcement that it had new leads earlier this month

New hope: Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann welcomed the Met’s announcement that it had new leads earlier this month

The Met’s announcement came toward the end of a two year £5million review of the case which officers said has created a ‘unique picture’ of what happened in the Algarve.

Hopeful: Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said that police have no evidence that Madeleine was murdered

Hopeful: Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said that police have no evidence that Madeleine was murdered

Mr Redwood said the painstaking review has brought together all the information about Madeleine for the first time.

He said: ‘That has given us the ability to see this case with fresh eyes, and through that bring out new – genuinely new – lines of inquiry.

‘I’m hopeful that when we pursue those lines of inquiry, we will be able to bring some sort of resolution.

‘Whether we will be able to solve it is a different issue, but I hope we will be able to have the ability to move the investigation on.

‘I believe that this is an important moment for Madeleine. It is a great opportunity which we intend to exploit to the full.’

A Met Police spokesman refused to comment on when detectives will be sent to Portugal as part of the investigation and the CPS was unavailable for comment.

Prime Minister David Cameron had ordered the review of the case back in 2011.

Scotland Yard detectives to return to holiday resort where Madeleine McCann vanished ‘within days’ to follow up new leads | Mail Online

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Wimbledon – Murray tames Djokovic to end 77 years of British hurt


 

Wimbledon – Murray tames Djokovic to end 77 years of British hurt

Andy Murray ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s Wimbledon champion with a 6-4 7-5 6-4 win over world number one Novak Djokovic.

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  • Andy Murray lifts the Wimbledon trophy (Getty Images)

    Eurosport – Andy Murray lifts the Wimbledon trophy (Getty Images)

  • Andy Murray of Britain kisses the trophy as he poses for photographers after winning against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the Men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, Pool)

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Scotland’s world number two unsettled Serbia’s 2011 champion Djokovic from an epic opening game, coming back from breaks down in the second and third sets, before fending off a brave fightback while serving for the match as he claimed his finest career victory.

Murray won last year’s US Open to end what was then a 76-year wait for a British male Grand Slam champion; he is now the first Briton of either gender to win Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first male since Fred Perry in 1936.

"It feels slightly different to last year," Murray said in reference to his tearful defeat in the 2012 final. "I don’t know how I managed to get through that last game – losing three match points was unbelievable. It was hard to watch but imagine playing it!

"Novak has come back so many times from similar positions and he almost did it again."

The beaten world number one was typically sportsmanlike at the trophy presentation.

"Congratulations to Andy, who absolutely deserved this win – you played incredible tennis," Djokovic said. "I know how much it means to all of you guys, the whole country, well done.

"I’m aware of the pressure he gets, although I cannot imagine the extent not being in his shoes.

"It was an absolute pleasure and an honour to be part of this final."

Murray was exceptional at times but, by contrast, Djokovic had one of his worst games on Centre Court.

On the hottest day of the year in Britain, with the mercury soaring toward 30 degrees Celsius, the world’s two best players produced some scorching sinew-stretching action from the start and the first three games alone lasted 20 minutes.

The opening salvo of the Centre Court clash lasted 20 strokes as Murray went up 0-40 on the Serb’s serve but Djokovic produced staunch defence to stave off his opponent’s attack.

The duo did trade breaks in the third and fourth games, with each Murray winner being greeted by a chorus of 15,000 roars.

Second seed Murray got another chance to break to love in the seventh game and this time he pounced as the 2011 champion surrendered his serve by slapping a backhand into the net.

A set that initially looked like lasting forever ended exactly on the hour mark as Djokovic whipped a service return wide to give Murray, runner-up to Roger Federer last year, the one-set cushion.

The battle between the two players who were born seven days apart in 1987 intensified in the second set as they went toe-to-toe from the baseline with 25-shot rallies being par for the course.

Djokovic, who survived a four hour 43 minute semi-final epic against Juan Martin Del Potro two days ago, showed his super-human ability to recover quickly as he ran down everything Murray could throw at him.

The Serb rattled Murray by going for the lines and broke for a 3-1 lead when Olympic champion Murray flicked a forehand into the net.

Even when Djokovic slipped and skidded flat on to his stomach while trying to chase down a Murray winner, the six-times Grand Slam champion appeared unfazed as he quickly got back on to his feet to extend his lead to 4-1.

But Murray, who trains in the intense Miami heat, showed off his iron-man conditioning as he stormed back to level at 4-4, a Djokovic double fault on break point down handing him the break back in the seventh game.

While the cheering crowd, which included British Prime Minister David Cameron, got behind a pumped up Murray, Djokovic simply exploded in anger in the 11th game.

Convinced that Murray had gone long mid-rally at 15-15, he screamed at umpire Mohamed Lahyani "Why? What’s going on?" as he gesticulated wildly to show what he thought the linesman had failed to see.

Murray ignored the uproar to break the fuming Serb and soon had the fans roaring when he wrapped up the 69-minute second set with a 125mph thunderbolt ace.

The third set initially seemed a formality for Murray, who broke Djokovic early and almost sealed a double-break.

But two sloppy drop shots allowed the Serb to break back, with a rejuvenated Djokovic holding before winning the subsequent Murray service game as the Briton seemed to lose momentum.

Murray, however, has incredible mental and physical reserves and cancelled out that break with some intense hustling at the net, bringing it back with serve, which he held with a wonderful diving forehand off the baseline.

That was followed by a magnificent break for Murray, which boasted two astounding last-gasp winners, leaving him serving for the title.

Initially Djokovic saved three championship points as a nervy Murray’s serve deserted him, and the Serb even had three break-back points thanks to an unforced error to net from the Briton, a wonderful drop-shot off the net-cord and then a beautiful diving winner across the net.

But Murray saved them all, bringing up his fourth match point with some incredible fight at the baseline, his forehand pass forcing Djokovic to net a volley.

And, after his next serve was returned just inside the baseline, Murray was a spectator as Djokovic netted the follow up, sending Centre Court and an entire nation into raptures.

Wimbledon – Murray tames Djokovic to end 77 years of British hurt – Yahoo! Eurosport UK

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