A Country in the Dark
Human Rights Violations in North Korea
- After World War II, every country in the world signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights except North Korea.
- North Korea was drowning in debt after the Korean War.
- In the 1990s, the Kim Dynasty began building up the country through nuclear development instead of providing their people with food rations and resources.
- Lack of providing for the country resulted in famines and the people becoming malnourished.
The Citizens' Educations
Citizens in this country are practically brainwashed to think their ruler is the greatest, but that is far from the truth. “Propaganda starts in nursery school and a large proportion of the curriculum for all students-even at university-is dedicated to memorizing the ‘history’ of the Kim family. State media provides a constant stream of myths about the Kims and lauds sacrifices they supposedly make for the people” (“The People’s Challenges”). The children are fed all of these lies at such a young age that they don’t even know how to think for themselves.
The Rights They Are Restricted From
- tuneable radios
- internet access
- international calls
- freedom of speech
- freedom of religion
- freedom to travel