Tuesday, February 22, 2005

North Korean Concentration Camp Video

The Gate to the Yodok Prison Camp Posted by Hello

The Electric Fence Surrounding Yodok Prison Posted by Hello

Prisoners at Yodok Prison Posted by Hello

The folks at Free North Korea! have video that may well be of the Yodok Prison camp. This is video shot by Japanese Fuji TV. As you watch the video, remember this from poster Chris at Free North Korea!;
In the video, we are probably seeing the gate and one of the village for recent arrivals or redeemables, not one of the absolute control areas, which are (mostly) over the hills in valleys further up the watershed.

NGOs are actually allowed in some areas with camps, so its possible that even an NGO worker might see this much.
If this is what the North Korean government allows us to see I cannot imagine the horror of what is further up the watershed. These are camps in which the prisoners are expected to die, and die soon.

Why am I interested in what happens in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)? There are several reasons. One is, I have close ties to Japan. Issues involving the DPRK are of critical importance in Japan. For the past three decades hundreds of her citizens have been kidnapped and taken to train spies there. Most of them have died and the DPRK continues to cover-up the tragic fates of these people. Additionally, the DPRK presents a very real threat of war against Japan - a war that, if it should occur, would certainly involve the U. S. They have already launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan's main island of Honshu, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. Further, they have developed missiles capable of hitting the United States and may have a new SCUD variant that can carry a nuclear warhead and be launched from a diesel-electric submarine. More about that later.

Lastly, this country, led by a psychotically deranged malignant narcissist, is isolated and starving purely as a result of the incompetence of its leadership and has the support of many of the American Left.

This is an old link, having been posted on March 1st, 2004. I truely hope that the owners of the video leave it there for a long time.

Here is a link.


Tom said...


Read Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: a History" to see how Lil Kim follows in the Stalinist tradition.

yochanan said...

does it say arbit mack fri in korean? sure reminds me of pics from germany during ww2.

Freddie said...

Abreicht macht Frei in German means "Work shall set you free."

the sign on the gate at Yodok (Camp 15) says "Give up your life for the state and the Dear Leader."

referring to not just Kim Jong Il but the entire Revered Family (Il Sung, Jong Il, and Jong Un).