The allegation that more than 100,000 people are held in political prison camps in North Korea
7 countries, including the USA, claimed that more than 100 thousand people were held in political prison camps in North Korea and were subjected to torture, extrajudicial executions and starvation.
Linda Thomas Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations, drew attention to the systematic human rights violations in North Korea in a joint statement on behalf of England, France, Japan, Ireland, Estonia and Norway.
“The regime in North Korea continues to hold more than 100,000 people in political prison camps where they are subjected to torture, forced labor, extrajudicial killings, starvation and sexual violence,” said Thomas Greenfield.
Emphasizing that the rest of the population is ruled in a regime of fear and deprived of their basic freedom of expression, Thomas Greenfield said, “The regime enforces hit-and-kill orders for anyone trying to flee the country and prevents humanitarian aid from reaching the helpless.”
Noting that human rights violations in North Korea are documented and that the state commits “crimes against humanity” in North Korea, according to the UN Commission, Thomas Greenfield called on the UN Security Council to take action on this issue.