North Korea reportedly punishing those who didn’t mourn hard enough
Remember all those North Koreans weeping hysterically over the death of dictator Kim Jong-il? Those who cried, but without conviction, are being sentenced to at least six months in a labor-training camp, according to an online newspaper based in South Korea.
A report from the The Daily NK, which is run by opponents of the North Korean government, states that citizens who did not attend public mourning events or tried to leave the country have also been disciplined.
Furthermore, the source added that people who are accused of circulating rumors criticizing the country’s 3rd generation dynastic system are also being sent to re-education camps or being banished with their families to remote rural areas.
Kim Jong-il died of fatigue during a train ride on December 17. Throughout his reign, Kim was portrayed by most countries as an abusive leader who prioritized building North Korea’s nuclear armament over addressing extreme poverty in the country.