North Korea is one of the most insanely evil countries on the face of the earth. Today thousands of people are tortured, and starved to death, and this has been going on for years. We look back on the Holocaust, and say “never again” yet, there are concentration camps that have been active since the 1960’s, and nothing has been done about it.
Kwan-li-so No. 22. is just one of those camps. This camp is completely isolated where prisoners and their families are held in lifelong detention. This camp is located in the northeast part of North Korea, near the border with China and Russia, and was founded in 1965 and expanded in the 1980s and 1990s.
Camp 22 is huge! It covers 225 km2 (87 miles) and is surrounded by a 3300 volt electric fence and an outer barbed wire fence. In addition, there are hidden nails and traps between the two fences, contains over 1,000 guards and trained dogs, also secure the perimeter.
In the 1990s, the calculated that there were around 50,000 prisoners in the camp.
What was their crime?
These people mostly criticized the government. Would you qualify for this camp? Have you spoke badly about Obama, or any part of the government in our country for that matter?
North Korea also punishes 3 generations of family members who are also likely to disapprove of the gvt. Meaning, if your grandfather tried to escape, your father, and your family would be sentenced to prison.
South Korean prisoners of war are also kept in this camp along with Christians. North Korea DOES not allow Christianity or freedom of religion. Even if someone SUSPECTS you are a Christian, you can be turned in and presumed guilty. Guilt by association sentences WHOLE families to life in prison.
A former guard Ahn Myong-chol was shocked when he described the camp was harsh, and life-threatening.
- Prisoners Starve– Prisoners get 6.3 oz of corn per meal (two times a day). The only meat in their diets is from rats, snakes or frogs that they catch, that they find in the field, or in their cells. The former guard estimated that around 1,500–2,000 people died of starvation every year in these camps. Most people are so malnourished, their bodies looked like skeletons. I am sure we all remember the photographs seen from the Holocaust. This is happening this very moment.
- Prisoners Are In Bad Shape Physically – Many have deformities, such as torn off ears, smashed eyes, crooked noses, and faces covered with cuts and scars resulting from beatings and other mistreatment. This security guard says that around 2,000 prisoners he says have missing limbs, but this doesn’t affect their daily work schedule. Even prisoners who need crutches still work.Seriously ill prisoners are abandoned, and left to die.
- Horrible Living Conditions-Just like the Holocaust, prisoners live in bunkhouses with 100 people in a single room. These houses are made from mud, and the people have to use dirty and crowded communal toilets.