North Korea Rakes In Billions A Year On The Backs Of Slaves

Amna Shoaib
Workers live under harsh conditions, many times without food, only to have their pay snatched by North Korea.

Recent reports from the United Nations reveal that not only does North Korea violate all kinds of human rights sanctions, it also makes fortunes off of its atrocities.

North Korea forced Labor

In Kim Jong-Un's empire, workers are treated as commodities and sold to North Korea's allies. Some of these unfortunate people may find themselves shipped to the Middle East, Europe or Africa.

As the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, Marzuki Darsuman, reveals, many work up to 20 hours a day without food. All of the workers' rightful wages are sent to North Korea. And indeed, the regime earns anywhere from $1.2 billion to $2.3 billion each year from this scheme.

The companies that hire these workers are mainly in the logging or textile industries. These are also the largest players in this modern-day slavery. Instead of reporting to rights group, these businesses pay billions to North Korea.

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