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Yodok Concentration Camp - North Korea

Found an interesting clip from 2009 about Yodok Concentration Camp in North Korea, located in Yodŏk-gun (county) in South Hamgyong Province. The official name is Kwan-li-so (reeducation center) No. 15.

In the 1990s, an estimated 30,000 prisoners were in the lifetime area, and around 16,500 prisoners in the revolutionizing zone (many of them family members of prisoners and people repatriated from Japan). It is widely accepted this number has grown significantly.

Yodŏk camp has a lifetime-imprisonment "total-control zone", but also "revolutionizing zones", from which prisoners are sometimes released.

The whole encampment is surrounded by a barbed-wire fence measuring 3 to 4 meters and walls 2 to 3 meters tall topped with electrical wire. Along the fence there are watchtowers, and patrolled by 1,000 guards armed with automatic rifles, hand grenades and guard

Added: Feb-14-2013 
By: Aussie
History, Other
Tags: Yodok, Concentration, Camp, North, Korea,
Location: Korea (North) (load item map)
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