Sunday, June 20

North Korea: minors who “volunteer” in mines

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Image source, Minju Chosun


State media published photos of a ceremony for the alleged volunteers.

North Korean state media claims the orphans are volunteering to work in state farms and mines.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) indicated that hundreds of minors “with wisdom and courage in the prime of their youth” have chosen to do manual labor for the state.

It is not clear what his age is, but the photos suggest they are teenagers.

Human rights groups have long accused North Korea of ​​using forced child labor, something the government denies.

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