Why is North Korea so bad? Kim Jong-un latest threats and allies explained
Why is North Korea so bad? Human rights abuses
North Korea remains one of the most repressive states in the world with the regime seeking to deepen its control in 2016, according to Human Right’s World Report 2017.
The rights group said Kim Jong-Un’s regime exerts control over population through arbitrary arrests and torture, detention, forced labour and public executions.
“Kim Jong-Un’s power is built on fear and terrible rights abuses,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
“With its gulags, forced labor, and public executions, the North Korean government presents a throwback to the worst abuses of the 20th century.”
North Korea is isolated from the rest of the world and the regime severely punishes those who have unauthorised contact with the outside world.