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Date : February 20, 2021
Expansion of political prison camp
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North Korea orders expansion of political prison camp system

The North Korean authorities have reportedly ordered the expansion of political prison camps in the country. A source told Daily NK that North Korea, having declared war on the so-called “anti-socialist and non-socialist phenomenon” during the recent Eighth Party Congress, intends to overhaul its incarceration facilities ahead of a major crackdown. 

In a phone conversation with Daily NK on Feb. 12, the source, who is based in North Korea, said “the authorities ordered the labor camps to increase capacity at the end of last month,” adding that “this order was handed to the headquarters of all camps managed by the Ministry of Social Security and the Ministry of State Security.” 

The source said that the authorities “are currently analyzing the prisoners in detail according to their ideological tendencies, past criminal records and current condition, in order to sort them by type of facility and labor intensity.” The source further said that “after this, there are comprehensive plans to proceed with land clearing for new coal and mining projects.” ......

[Source: Daily NK]


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