Tuesday, April 12, 2011

North Korea's "Kotjaebi" Orphans

Love doesn't stand on everyone's side: New Reports Accuse N. Korea of Starving and Exploiting Kids
The children in this video are mostly orphans; they’re homless kids known as “kotjaebi.” They began to appear on the streets of North Korean cities after the Great Famine killed or displaced many of their parents. They live by begging, stealing, foraging on trash, or getting by however they can. But to the North Korean authorities, they’re a nuisance, so there’s a new campaign to round them up and put them in detention camps, known at 9/27 camps after the date of a detention order personally signed by Kim Jong Il

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