North Korea according to Dennis Rodman

Read full article By Josh Levs, CNN


(CNN) – In The World According to Dennis Rodman, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he just saw on his second trip to the country, is quite likable.”He has to do his job, but he’s a very good guy,” Rodman said Monday at a news conference, announcing plans for a “basketball diplomacy” event that will involve players from North Korea.Meanwhile, Kim presides over one of the most repressive regimes on Earth.As Human Rights Watch puts it, Kim’s succession as supreme leader after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in December 2011, “had little impact on the country’s dire human rights record.”People are subjected to torture and thrown into prison camps based on political charges. Those who have managed to escape describe horror that includes beatings, starvation and executions.As CNN has reported, Kim Jong Un appears to have changed nothing in the camps.U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae knows first-hand.He’s currently in one, charged with “serious crimes” and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly trying to bring down the government through religious activities. Bae’s family says he owned a tour company and was in North Korea for work.The accusations against him were spelled outon state-run media, which is the only kind of media that “very good guy” Kim Jong Un and his country allow.Bae from North Korean prison: Please help mePar for the course in North Korea, where people have no freedom.

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