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4/15/2013 (2 years ago)

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Video shot under extreme danger.

A video surreptitiously shot in North Korea and across the border from China, has gone viral and exposes the horrors of North Korea that the regime doesn't want you to see. The film shows, among other things, a 10-year-old-boy starving to death on the street.

Starving children huddled in a window in North Korea. This is typical for those living in the countryside.

Starving children huddled in a window in North Korea. This is typical for those living in the countryside.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

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4/15/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: North Korea, video, starvation, boy, viral

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The chilling video, is montage of short clips showing life in North Korea, and reveals the country Kim Jong Un and his cronies don't want you to see. The video was shot by brave people with miniature cameras. Had they been caught, they surely would have faced execution.

The video was published online by the Mirror, a British news agency.

As the report says, "This is the real North Korea."

The report explains how and why the footage was captured and what daily life is like for ordinary people within the country. Millions of people live near starvation, and children orphaned by misfortune or their parent's imprisonment, often die from malnutrition.

Survivors of the regime tell of capricious guards that can be bribed as easily as they murder. Food is used as leverage to control starving people. Some people have even resorted to cannibalism. Those who are caught are put to death.

Citizens and soldiers alike can be killed for even perceived infractions.

The video shows a young boy sitting on the street, starving to death. The person filming the scene was alerted to the boy and his condition. While he starves, soldiers unload sacks of rice to feed an army. Citizens walk by without a thought, barely able to feed themselves.

In another part of the video, prisoners are seen performing forced labor, including digging crops and carrying burdens under the watch of armed guards.

In a final frame of the video, the photographer is caught, and a North Korean border guard takes aim. The photographer is only saved by his presence across the border in China, and possibly his immediate flight.

You can view the video here, on the Mirror's website.


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