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15 North Koreans Executed While Searching for Food

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Bloomberg, via AFP, via Good Friends reports:

Thirteen women and two men were shot on a bridge in the northeast town of Onseong on Feb. 20, AFP reported, citing a newsletter from Good Friends, a South Korean organization that works in North Korea.
They had been arrested for crossing the border into China or for helping others enter North Korea’s neighbor, AFP reported. A North Korean official told Good Friends the executions were carried out to deter others from crossing as the northern hemisphere’s spring approaches, AFP said.

As food shortages are expected to increase drastically this year, I think it’s a fair bet to say more North Koreans will head north in search of food. Let’s hope incidents like this one are not a common occurrence.


Written by nkmonitor

March 6, 2008 at 12:25 am

Posted in Inside North Korea

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