NORTH KOREA (Conspiracy Talk News) – Yes. There are still concentration camps in North Korea.
The political prison camps of Yodok and Kaechon, Chongjin, Hoeryong, etc. Six political prison camps are in operation and tens of thousands are in prison.
If you want more information, please refer to the fact sheet on political prison camps in North Korea issued by the US Department of State .
Can North Korean citizens marry a foreigner? Is it legal?
International marriages are rare in North Korea. That does not mean that they do not exist. We have known of married North Korean-foreigner couples.
Currently, it is not very clear what exactly North Korean law says about its citizens marrying foreigners. It is believed that many requirements are required and there are many restrictions for a foreigner to marry a North Korean .
Did North and South have a common culture before the war? What was life like in Korea before it was divided into two countries?
Yes. They had a common culture before the war. At that time, Korea was a dynasty. The Joseon Dynasty (Chosun) existed between 1392-1910. That is the reason why North Korea sometimes calls itself Chosun .
But the empire was overthrown by Japan and Korea was subjected to 35 years of Japanese colonization (1910-45).
When World War II ended in 1945, and Korea regained its independence, Koreans were divided between those who wanted a Soviet-style communism, pro-Americans and nationalists.
Kim Il-sung, the founder of the North Korean regime led the first group, while Syngman Rhee, the first president of the Republic of Korea, belonged to the second, and Kim Goo, who belonged to the third, was killed.
How reliable is the information we receive in the West about North Korean Concentration Camps?
You should always be careful with the information we hear about North Korea in the West.
First of all, a lot comes from North Korean defectors. They defected from the North at different times so their stories may vary. North Korea has changed a lot over the years and not all of them are aware of the changes.
Some information comes from foreigners who have visited North Korea who, of course, grant them limited access. North Korea tends to show foreigners only what they want to show them. In other words, you can not take anything at face value.
Many times, deserters and foreigners who visited North Korea have their own motivations. Some may want to do business within or related to North Korea. Others may have political inclinations or ambitions.
So, what they say may not be a lie, but they would not be telling the whole story, which in itself is misleading.