Monday, November 11, 2013

North Korea publicly executes 80 people

Although this report is not verified it is plausible and a good follow-up to the article and my comments on psychological operations.  Although this is tragic it should not deter psychological operations and if anything these actions by the Kim Family Regime can be interpreted as a measure of effectiveness and indelicate how vulnerable the regime is to information from the outside.
V/R
Dave

North Korea publicly executes 80 people

AFPBy AFP | AFP – 6 hours ago
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects an open-air theatre in Wonsan, a city where executions were said to have taken place, in a picture handout on May 31, 2013
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    AFP/KCNA/AFP/File - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects an open-air theatre in Wonsan, a city where executions were said to have taken place, in a picture handout on May 31, 2013
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) during a firepower strike drill of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location, November 1, 2013View Photo
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) during a firepower strike drill of the Korean …
North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.
The conservative JoongAng Ilbo cited a single, unidentified source, but at least one North Korean defector group said it had heard rumours that lent credibility to the front-page report.
The source, said to be "familiar" with the North's internal affairs and recently returned from the country, said the executions were carried out in seven cities on November 3.
In the eastern port of Wonsan, the authorities gathered 10,000 people in a sports stadium to watch the execution of eight people by firing squad, the source quoted one eyewitness as saying.
Most were charged with watching illicit South Korean TV dramas, and some with prostitution.
Several of the cities, including Wonsan and Pyongsong in the west, have been designated as special economic zones aimed at attracting foreign investment to boost the North's moribund economy.
The Seoul-based news website, Daily NK, which is run by North Korean defectors and has a wide network of sources, said it had no information on the executions.
But another defector-run website, North Korea Intellectual Solidarity, said its sources had reported several months ago on plans for a wave of public executions.
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