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U.N.: North Korea puts disabled in camps

The North Korean government rounds up disabled people and sends them away from the capital Pyongyang to special camps, where they are sorted by their handicap and subjected to “subhuman conditions,” a U.N. report released Thursday said. Author Vitit Muntarbhorn, special rapporteur for human rights in North Korea, cited reports from defectors who said the mentally disabled are sent to camps known as “Ward 49.” Other camps exist for dwarfs, who may marry but are barred from having children. Full Story

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