My, How Times Have Changed

During my last last visit to the DMZ, the interpretive displays were all about the 2000 Summit and Kaesong. Not anymore:

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According to the AP’s caption:

A South Korean child watches a television program reporting North Korean prisoners at a unification observation post near the border village of Panmunjom, the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. A key U.N. committee expressed ‘very serious concern’ Thursday at widespread reports of torture and other grave human rights violations in North Korea and strongly urged the government to put an end to the violations. The letters on the screen read ‘North Korea will be the only country that kills people like it kills dogs or pigs without holding trials.’

Yet as crudely propagandistic as that sounds, offhand, I can’t think of any facts to refute it.

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  1. ‘North Korea will be the only country that kills people like it kills dogs or pigs without holding trials.’

    Well, I don’t believe North Korea is the only country where torture is done without a trial but it certainly is the worst of them.




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