Skip to comments.Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning (North Korea - The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves)
Posted on 01/13/2012 3:37:19 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning
The North Korean authorities have completed the criticism sessions which began after the mourning period for Kim Jong Il and begun to punish those who transgressed during the highly orchestrated mourning events.
Daily NK learned from a source from North Hamkyung Province on January 10th, The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didnt participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didnt cry and didn't seem genuine.
Furthermore, the source added that people who are accused of circulating rumors criticizing the countrys 3rd generation dynastic system are also being sent to re-education camps or being banished with their families to remote rural areas.
Daily NK earlier reported news that criticism sessions were being held at all levels of industry, in enterprises and by local peoples units starting on December 29th, the last day of the mourning period. A source said at the time that the central authorities had ordered the sessions to be completed by January 8th.
The North Hamkyung source commented of the sessions that they "created a vicious atmosphere of fear, causing people to accuse that young upstart (Kim Jong Eun) of preying on the people now that he has taken power."
Along with criticism sessions, the authorities also turned up the heat on efforts to idolize Kim Jong Eun immediately after the mourning period ended, something which has yet to let up. Every day from 7am until 7pm they have vehicles for broadcast propaganda parked on busy roads full of people going to and from work, noisily working to proclaim Kim Jong Euns greatness, the source explained.
The intense propaganda is said to be taking its toll on the people as well, with the source commenting, People in factories and schools, regional and ward Party members, members of the Youth League and the Union of Democratic Women are all being made to study the Joint New Years Editorial and the greatness of Kim Jong Eun in the morning and afternoon, with the sessions packed so tightly together without a break that people are just exhausted.
The source even revealed that public trials are being employed without regard for the frigid weather to judge people who attempted to leave North Korea during the mourning period, either to defect or to smuggle, as well as those discovered using mobile phones to make calls out.
While it has not been possible to verify the public trial claim, earlier the authorities did order the military to shoot anyone who attempted to defect during the mourning period and eliminate their family, so it would not be surprising. The source agreed with earlier testimony stating that while it is usually possible to escape punishment during such crackdowns with bribes, it is much more difficult to do so now.
(NK Secret Police posing as) Voluntary medical workers support a woman who (insufficiently and unconvincingly) fainted while visiting a portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (The woman was then arrested, imprisoned, tortured and starved for her less than stellar mourning.)
Is this similar to where we are going in the west, with punishments meted out for those that do not sufficiently believe in globul warming?
If this is true and can be taken at face value - these people are just bat sh*t crazy.
That being said, I would suspect that this is just a ruse for the powers that be to eliminate pesky types they had their eye on....
Gov should have provided onions.
I recall a TV interview of the late Liz Taylor. She commented on crying scenes in various movies. She said she and others kept half of an onion handy, but out of sight of the cameras. When it was time for the teary scene, the actors would lean over and take a deep whiff of the onion to help them generate tears for the camera.
“who did participate but didnt cry and didn’t seem genuine.”
Kinda hard to fake it when you probably haven’t eaten in a week. Besides, I’d imagine the average North Korean has seen enough misery to have shed a lifeime of tears already.
I hate communists.
Seems Un is just as big of a tyrannical despot as his father and grandfather.
Or anyone who dares to question The One.
"Let this be a reminder to you all that this organization will not tolerate failure."
Sounds like the society in Hunger Games.
There were harsh punishments for Paul Hornung as well.
Something fishy here. The woman is wearing a fur-trimmed coat. She doesn’t appear to be a “Worker”.