Imagine a life without television and social media to report the news and tell you what is happening in the world, that is the reality for North Koreans. North Korea is a country based on the complete censorship of true media and internet access to most of its citizens. The extreme censorship in North Korea’s society is neglecting the fundamental human rights of people and is forcing them away from having any truth or opinions about the world around them. North Korea censors all media outlets and journalists to control what their citizens read, see, and even hear about the world around them. North Korea’s “goal is not to inform, but to indoctrinate and control common people,” (Lankov).
While in Sudan and Somalia, a lack of unbiased guidelines gives corrupt individuals the freedom to misuse their power. In North Korea, many of their citizens are denied their fundamental rights, they have no freedom, and many economic hardships. The concept of rights fails to exist as they have no freedom of movement, speech, information, and religion. Moreover, in North Korea, “the only opinion allowed to be voiced inside the country is the regime’s,” and no citizen is allowed “to leave their country without the regime’s permission." The regime goes as far as attempting “to restrict the people’s movement even inside their own country” (Liberty in North Korea, 2016).
Over the years, The Auschwitz Concentration camp has become synonymous with death, inhumanity, and evil. This particular camp was the largest mass murder site in human history. The camp claimed victims of all ethnicities, but Jews were the main group that the Nazis were trying to eradicate. Out of the many concentration camps set up by the regime, Auschwitz was the most lethal one of them all. Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp.
Especially when they are sentenced to a maximum security prison where people are sentenced for life not for little things such as robbery or disorderly conduct; These prisoners are in here for taking one's life or distribution of drugs. So why should they be treated with any mercy? But yet they get a sense of normality in these prisons because the state provides them and yet the public still wants them to have minimum wage. Another issue is in the articles, none of the inmates are complaining. Some may say that they are being watched by officials, however, the journalist went the extra step to interview former inmates who were not being watched by officials and they thought that it was a good
Since it was enough for one person to “suspect” another in treason in order for them to be taken, many have taken advantage of it in order to get rid of the individuals, that they disliked. The first concentration camp Nazis created was Dachau in March 1933, near Munich. Later on they were not called labor or concentration camps anymore, but rather extermination camps. Auschwitz is the biggest and most well known concentration camp. “In Auschwitz Birkenau, more than 1.1 million Jews, 70,000 Poles, 25,000 Sinti, some 15,000 prisoners of war from the USSR and other countries were murdered.” The prisoners were exploited for labor.
Even though different modes of government have ruled Burma, none of these regimes have put the people first; the citizens have endured tragedies throughout. Post-colonization from Europe, government rule in “modern” Asia has always been dictatorship covered up by the name of a left-wing party. This was just for assurance that their cultures and traditions would never again be tainted by outsiders. Although the government poses to have their citizens’ best interests at heart, it seems the civilians are who suffer the most throughout the history of Communism and Socialism when in fact, it was Fascism. Sources needed for life like food, water, wages, freedom, are continuously cut off so the government can continue to control its people for its
The modern prison system becomes a rehabilitation - a surveillance in the production of docile bodies. In addition to that, it happens behind locked bars, not in the public spectacle, in which no one could no longer witness, and thus, defy state power. Because of this, he claims that the modern prison system is still barbaric – a wolf in a sheep’s clothing. Just because we have recovered our democracy from Martial Law, the most barbaric period in our political history, doesn’t mean we are now free. We may now enjoy press freedom as we could rant all we want in the social media spectacle, and no one would implicitly arrest, detain, and execute us even we dare to speak ill against the government.
The victims of the Holocaust comprised of many different factions of people, including the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, trade unionists, and political opponents of the Nazis. (Vail 112). The Holocaust was a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually to be deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were forced into ghettos, which were described as quarantine facilities (Altman 19). One of the phony reasons they gave the public for sending the Jews to the ghettos was so that they wouldn’t have political or economic power (Altman 16).
Though signatory to this treaty which was signed on 20 November 1989, it is observed that the state definitely failed to fully provide protection to young children who were taken and used for wrong purposes by the militias. The International Convention against Torture According to reports put forth by Amnesty, Government forces allegedly tortured and mistreated detainees and looted much of their property without any concern of considering their rights. Militants supposedly were involved in hostage-taking, pillage and mistreatment of prisoners. Also, members of the Philippine military detained civilians who had escaped militant-controlled and treated them maliciously by subjecting them to torture and
But in Bangladesh, the ruling parties always harass the opposition by all means and try hard to wipe out them from their very root by breaking their spine. The governments prevent the opposition from doing all kind of political activity such as rally or public meeting, public relations, campaign. Moreover, harass the leaders, workers and supporters as well by law enforcing agencies, filing thousands of cases, most of which are filed only for political purpose, sending them to jail and in many other ways. These are so common since the birth of Bangladesh that general people no longer consider this as a unjust rather they find it very regular as they have been used to with such practice. Besides the governments branded the opposition as public enemy.