Suicide ‘0’ in a political prison camp?… “Treatment as an illness or accident without counting”

Political prison camp illustration. /photo = midjourney

It is reported that North Korea does not take any measures to prevent, manage, or follow-up treatment of prisoners in political prison camps. Rather, it is a message that they manipulate the cause of death and do not even provide accurate statistics.

A North Korean source from Daily NK said on the 26th when asked about suicide cases in political prison camps, “The number of suicides recorded by the general management department of the State Security Agency is zero.” It’s hard to even know,” he said.

It is said that the authorities do not properly grasp the current status of suicides of prisoners in political prison camps.

A source said, “Suicides in the kwanliso are believed to have resulted in the nation’s top traitors dying without permission and making the kwanliso unable to fulfill its role. There are no statistics or statistics, and the rule is not to do it.

At the same time, the source explained, “The fact that even one suicide is counted at any kwanliso means that the kwanliso has neglected the management of prisoners.”

According to the source, North Korea is educating the suicide of prisoners in political prison camps as “the biggest crime committed against the state and escaping without thinking of atonement until the moment of death” and “an act of treason that once again betrays the party and the state.” . For this reason, North Korea is not handling cases of suicide in political prison camps, nor is it properly counting or investigating them.

However, it is not true that there are actual cases of suicide in political prison camps, and it is known that the lowest unit is covering up the cause of death by manipulating soldiers and others.

“If a suicide appears, it is placed in a punishment room for one day before being reported to a higher level unit, and then treated as a death from an illness or accident in the normal process of prison life, such as an infectious disease, bruises, fractures, or malnutrition,” the source said.

In addition, it is reported that no efforts are being made to prevent suicide or manage those at risk in political prison camps.

The source said, “There is little effort to eliminate suicides in the kwanliso.” ), there is a system for receiving surveillance reports.” In other words, only the routine inmate mutual monitoring system is in operation.

In addition, the source said that suicide prevention education in political prison camps is only part of ideological education, not special education to prevent accidents.

A source said, “The word suicide itself cannot be formed in a kwanliso, and it is educated that prisoners who die on their own should not be in the kwanliso.”

He continued, “If there are signs of suicide or if suicide attempters are discovered, call the prisoners in charge before reporting to the higher level, proceed with the on-site investigation, and unconditionally put their lives on the line. They put pressure on them by not letting them sleep, by making them work longer, or by making them run in the zone,” he added.

Meanwhile, in political prison camps, it is known that the most frequent cases are those who have recently been imprisoned and attempt suicide.

The source said, “Inmates who have been in the detention center for less than a year are most likely to think that they would rather give up their lives early in the terrible future where they will live like animals.” You can choose a path,” he said.

Source: DailyNK by

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