... North Korea is a very nasty place.
FOXNews.com - 150,000 Witness North Korea Execution of Factory Boss Whose Crime Was Making International Phone Calls - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News
SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean factory chief accused of making international phone calls was executed by a firing squad in a stadium before 150,000 spectators, a South Korean aid group reported. Public executions had declined since 2000 amid international criticism but have been increasing, targeting officials accused of drug trafficking, embezzlement and other crimes, the Good Friends aid agency said in a report on the North's human rights. In October, the North executed the head of a factory in South Pyongan province for making international calls on 13 phones he installed in a factory basement, the aid group said. He was executed by a firing squad in a stadium before a crowd of 150,000. Six people were crushed to death and 34 others injured in an apparent stampede as they left the stadium, the aid group said.
Lovely. Just keep this in mind when you hear people extolling the virtues of communism. (And yes, some people still do.)
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