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Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites

WorldNews Monday, 10 June 2019 ()
Human rights group locates North Korean execution sitesSEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty that is meant to intimidate its citizens. The Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working Group said its research was based on interviews with 610 North Korean defectors who helped locate the sites with satellite imagery. The group didn't reveal the exact locations of the 323 sites because it's worried that North Korea will tamper with them, but said 267 of them were located in two northeastern...
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According to Reuters, a rights group said that North Korea conducts public executions to incite fear among the public, in a report pinpointing at least 323 sites used by the government for capital punishment. The report by the TJWG is the result of four years of research and interviews with more than...

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