A Country in the Dark

Human Rights Violations in North Korea

About Me

My name is Madyson and this flyer was created as part of a school project to inform people about the human rights violations in North Korea. Scan this QR code to access my online flyer and links.

Introduction

Why is the worst dictatorship regime in history not being stopped? North Korea’s past and present rulers are worse than Hitler, who is thought to be one of the cruelest leaders of all time. They execute, starve, and slave people, similar to Hitler, but the citizens in North Korea have no access to the outside world.

Background Information

  • 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.
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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.

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The Rights They Are Restricted From

  • tuneable radios
  • internet access
  • international calls
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom to travel
If the citizens don't obey their leader they are exterminated, starved, raped, and thrown in labor camps with brutal conditions.
An Undercover Teacher's Story

A teacher in North Korea talks about her experiences there.