Children are not responsible for their actions. Yet in North Korea the Government says they are so “wise” as to volunteer to work in mines and farms. North Korea’s government is a communist dictatorship known to use forced labour including child labour. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had information on this development in the hermit kingdom. Here is an except:
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said hundreds of children “with wisdom and courage in the prime of their youth” have chosen to perform manual labour for the state.
Their ages are unclear but photos suggest they are in their teens.
Human rights groups have long accused North Korea of using forced child labour, something the state denies.
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