N. Korea continues to “normalize” villages within closed prison camps

Former prison camps now being converted to "ordinary collective farms and mines"
March 5th, 2014
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In recent months there has been much speculation surrounding the closure of North Korean prison Camps 22 and 18. However, questions still remain unresolved: Why were the camps closed – and what happened to the prisoners?

But while researchers continue work on answering these questions, North Korea is wasting no time at erasing existing evidence

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Curtis Melvin

Curtis Melvin a researcher at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS and contributor to NK News Pro. He is also editor of North Korean Economy Watch,  one of the longest running DPRK blogs, as well as creator and manager of a database of the most extensive Google Earth imagery work on North Korea.

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