North Korea becoming more repressive amid reports of starvation

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2023
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The human rights chief for the United Nations said North Korea is increasing its repression of human rights, with people starving in portions of the country as it faces a worsening economic situation Thursday.

“According to our information, people are becoming increasingly desperate as informal markets and other coping mechanisms are dismantled, while their fear of state surveillance, arrest, interrogation and detention has increased,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said, according to The Associated Press.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic waning, the country’s restrictions have increased broadly. Guards...

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