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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/cannibal-horror-as-10000-north-koreans-starve/story-fnb64oi6-1226563035481

Cannibal horror as 10,000 North Koreans starve
by: Michael Sheridan
From: The Times
January 28, 2013 12:00AM
A FATHER in North Korea is reported to have been executed by firing squad after murdering his two children to eat them during a "hidden famine" that may have killed more than 10,000 people last year.
In a litany of horrors documented by undercover reporters, another man dug up his grandchild's corpse for food and a third, driven mad by hunger, boiled his own child and ate the flesh.
The stories were collected by Asia Press, a specialist news agency based in Osaka, Japan, which has a network of "citizen journalists" inside North Korea and is regarded as credible.
Dozens of interviews and clandestine reports have led it to conclude that "considerable numbers of people" - probably more than 10,000 - have died in North and South Hwanghae provinces, south of Pyongyang, the capital.
North Korea has not officially confirmed any deaths. A government-supervised mission by the UN last September reported a food surplus in both provinces, yet the clandestine reporting depicts a pattern of misery and death while Kim Jong-un, the country's leader, spent lavishly on banquets and missile tests. One informant, an official in South Hwanghae, said: "In my village in May, a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad. Digital Pass $1 for first 28 Days
"While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest daughter and, because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well. When the wife came home, he offered her food, saying: 'We have meat.'
"But his wife, suspicious, notified the Ministry of Public Security, which led to the discovery of part of their children's bodies under the eaves."
In its detailed 12-page report, Asia Press identifies reporters and sources by pseudonyms. "Particularly shocking were the numerous testimonies that hit us about cannibalism," said the agency's Jiro Ishimaru.
Gu Gwang-ho, one of the reporters in North Korea, wrote: "There was an incident when a man was arrested for digging up the grave of his grandchild and eating the remains."
In May in Haeju, South Hwanghae's main city, a man who had killed 11 people and sold the meat as pork was executed by firing squad.
"In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was arrested," said a mid-ranking official of the ruling Korean Workers Party.
These incidents reportedly took place as Mr Kim, 30, marked his ascent to power with a new image, a glamorous wife and two costly rocket launches.
Last week, he followed these with a defiant pledge to retaliate against the latest UN sanctions by staging a third nuclear weapons test "aimed at the United States".
Early last year, officials confiscated food from farm collectives in North and South Hwanghae to supply the army and reward the privileged residents of Pyongyang for their loyalty to the Kim dynasty, the undercover reporters say.
But then a drought struck and, from April to June, farmers and their families in these "breadbasket" provinces began to die.
"One family was completely wiped out, everyone died of starvation, while another family gave up hope of living and killed themselves," said Gu.
A hospital administrator said there was no wood for coffins or cremations, so the dead had been wrapped in straw mats and tipped into an unmarked common grave.
"The farming villages I visited from May to June were in such a tragic state that I had to cover my eyes," the party official added. "There was no food at all. Casting out elderly parents or abandoning children was nothing rare."
"Political waste" on celebrations and extra rations for Pyongyang were key factors, according to the reporters.
Mr Kim, a plump, beaming figure, ordered new apartment blocks, imported equipment for a fairground and a dolphinarium, staged lavish festivities and appeared at a pop concert with his pregnant wife.
"The smooth transfer of power . . . was the top priority," according to the reporters. The famine in the Hwanghae provinces has passed its peak, the reports say. It is probable that when the UN team visited the area in the autumn, it was shown no evidence of it.
Japanese government sources say North Korea has developed a compact nuclear weapon that can fit on to a missile capable of reaching the US's west coast. The device may be equal in force to the atomic bomb that destroyed the city of Nagasaki in 1945, the sources told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
As Mr Kim celebrates his first year in power, it is clear thousands have paid for his adventures.
Additional reporting: Shota Ushio, Tokyo
The Sunday Times


#3
...Look, I don't like war or violence. I love playing FPS', and I love contact sports, but I am not a violent person, and I do not like war.

But can we please just blow North Korea to hell and back already? I know America intervening because America doesn't always work that well, but come on, can it really get much worse than people killing each other to eat each other because of famine that killed thousands of people?

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...Look, I don't like war or violence. I love playing FPS', and I love contact sports, but I am not a violent person, and I do not like war.

But can we please just blow North Korea to hell and back already? I know America intervening because America doesn't always work that well, but come on, can it really get much worse than people killing each other to eat each other because of famine that killed thousands of people?
Yeah, we can't allow anymore people to die, we have to kill them.
#6
get your capitalist propaganda out of here. the jealousy that americans feel towards the motherland knows no bounds.
#7
Man those people are backwards.

Kids should be eating their parents. Not the other way around. It's a better investment towards society. What's the point in investing food into growing a kid if you're just gonna eat it anyway? That's just not economical.

EDIT: Oh wait, that's right, this is just a hoax. We all know they've got unicorn meat.
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#9
They are ripe for a revolution.
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They are ripe for a revolution.


Why do you think the government is starving it's people? To prevent exactly that.
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#11
At this point, a liberation is the only moral thing for the rest of the world to do. It won't happen though.
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They are ripe for a revolution.


those children certainly weren't ripe
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#15
If only once the world needed an intervention from the west it would be in North Korea. Forget about Afghanistan, Iraq, Lybia etc.

Too bad we do not have any economical interest in that country. Just wait until they find oil, gold and gas.

I am really hoping things will turn out well for the people of North Korea. Revolution is definitely needed here.
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#18
^See? These false stories of cannibalism are pure propaganda. North Korea is riddled with all sorts of foods and delicacies thanks to Kim Jong-un, our glorious eater.
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#22
I think if Kim Jong Un died he'd feed North Korea for months.
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Man those people are backwards.

Kids should be eating their parents. Not the other way around. It's a better investment towards society. What's the point in investing food into growing a kid if you're just gonna eat it anyway? That's just not economical.

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I think if Kim Jong Un died he'd feed North Korea for months.

Good on you sir, good on you.

I agree, though, those people need a revolution. Kim Jong Un is such a stupid, fat ****. We don't need to go over there and harm those people, but we seriously need to get rid of their government, and potentially help them form a new one, a democratic one. The US won't though, we have almost nothing to gain from it, save for good karma.
#31
North Korea is shitty I'm sure, but mass cannibalization? Even during the second world war, stories of cannibals weren't that common.
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#33
Seems like a reasonable solution. People get fed, and less people to feed. Win win.


Seriously though I am skeptical toward the legitimacy of this article.
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Seems like a reasonable solution. People get fed, and less people to feed. Win win.


Seriously though I am skeptical toward the legitimacy of this article.

Why are you skeptical? We're talking about North Korea.
#35
That does indeed sadden me

But of course I already knew of this being as informed as I am. You guys should really see how lucky you are and check your privilege


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Why are you skeptical? We're talking about North Korea.


If you're not Korean you don't really know shit.
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#39
What the fuck are they doing with a dolphinarium when people are eating their children?
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