29 November 2007

North Korea public executions: this will learn them

North Korea has resumed frequent public executions, among them a factory chief accused of making international phone calls who was shot in a stadium before 150,000 spectators, a South Korean aid group said Monday.
And what us the reason for resuming this exquisite habit?
"It is aimed at educating (North Koreans) to control society and prevent crimes," Good Friends head Venerable Pomnyun said at a news conference.
It seems that the crowds get quite excited at the sight:
Six people were crushed to death and 34 others injured in an apparent stampede as they left the stadium afterward, the aid group said.
I am sure that the crushed ones were educated too, although it is difficult to be sure about the merely injured...it is neither here nor there