04 May '11, 1am

N.Korea's 'horrific' political prison camps have expanded over the past decade, holding about 200,000 people: Amnesty

N.Korea's 'horrific' political prison camps have expanded over the past decade, holding about 200,000 people: Amnesty

Participants holding pictures of a Northern prison camp and North Korean children in hunger shout slogans during an anti-North Korea rally. North Korea's 'horrific' political prison camps have grown in size over the past decade, Amnesty International said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL - NORTH Korea's political prison camps have grown in size over the past decade and now hold an estimated 200,000 people in 'horrific' conditions, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. A report from the London-based rights group painted a grim picture of one camp in which inmates witnessed public executions and resorted to eating rats to survive. Amnesty said it had obtained satellite images revealing the location and size of the camps, along with new testimony from former inmates of the Yodok camp complex and others. The ex-detainees testified that 'prisoners are forced to work in conditions ap...

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