North Korea Expanding Gulags

    This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 12, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un clapping his hands to celebrate the launching of the Unha-3 rocket, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, at the general satellite control and command center in Pyongyang. North Korea's leader has ordered more satellite launches, state media said on December 14, 2012, two days after Pyongyang's long-range rocket launch triggered global outrage and UN condemnation. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING   NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS   AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS        (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

    N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un in December 2012. (KNS, via AFP/Getty)

    North Korea is building up its prison complexes, according to satellite images taken by a U.S.-based firm. The notorious prison Camp 25 grew 72 percent, now housing 5,000 prisoners in conditions that are believed to be “deplorable.” The perimeter guards increased from 20 in 2003 to 43 in 2010, and the perimeter fence has been extended by 4,600 feet. Human rights group said the expansion could be due to purges by Kim Jong-un as he seeks to clean out members of his father’s administration in case they cause a threat to his power base.

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