Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Human Rights Group Maps Hundreds Of North Korean Execution Sites

The new report said its findings show arbitrary executions and extrajudicial killings under state custody have continued under the rule of young leader Kim Jong-un. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

BBC: North Korea: Hundreds of public execution sites identified, says report

A South Korean NGO says it has identified 318 sites in North Korea that have been used by the government to carry out public executions.

The Transitional Justice Working Group interviewed 610 North Korean defectors over four years for its report.

It documented decades of killings, for offences ranging from stealing a cow to watching South Korean TV.

Public executions took place near rivers, fields, markets, schools, and sports grounds, the rights group said.

Crowds of 1,000 or more would gather to watch these executions, the NGO said in its report, "Mapping the fate of the dead", released on Tuesday.

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WNU Editor: The report is here .... Mapping The Fate Of The Dead: Killings and Burials in North Korea (Transitional Justice Working Group).

More News On North Korean Execution Sites Being Mapped

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites -- AP
Hundreds of North Korean execution sites identified, says rights group -- The Guardian
Eyewitnesses help document public executions in North Korea for a day of reckoning -- Los Angeles Times
Human rights group identifies over 300 execution sites in North Korea -- The Hill
North Korea’s geography of killing mapped -- Asia Times


Anonymous said...

We can only make peace with this guy, if it allows us to save more from his rule.

Bob Huntley said...

I think the price is, the turning over of South Korea to him.