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North Korean 'prison camps'

Satellite images show the North Korean government is expanding the perimeters of what appears to be a prison camp north of the capital Pyongyang. Amnesty International is urging the UN to investigate.

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Images show 'prison camp expansion' in North Korea

The prison camp in 2011 Credit: Amnesty International

New satellite images show the North Korean government is expanding the perimeters of a prison camp north of Pyongyang, according to Amnesty International.

North Korea continues to deny the existence of such camps. Amnesty International says the new images show the camp is extending into the nearby area, thereby blurring the lines between the camps and the surrounding population.

The prison camp in 2013. Credit: Amnesty International

The satellite images were specially commissioned after reports of a possible construction of a new political prison camp.

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