Via Economic Policy Journal:
More proof most government leaders are nutty madmen (North Korea edition)
North Korean citizens, who did not take part in the mourning ceremonies for the country’s late Leader Kim Jong-il, are facing up to six months in labor camps, Interfax reported January 11.
According to the South Korean media sources, “People’s Courts” took place all over the country starting December 29 to condemn those who did not show enough emotion after the death of “the great leader” Kim Jong-il.
The People’s Court hearings were reportedly over by January 8. The behavior of those people, who criticized the three-generation principle of ruling the country, was also a matter of discussion during the court meetings.
It was reported earlier that 2012 calendars were fully taken out of stores because the date of death of the late Leader Kim Jong-il was not marked in them.
Kim Jong-il died December 17 of a heart attack in his armored train. The North Korean government, now headed by his son, Kim Jong-un, has promised to continue implementing “the great revolutionary leaders’ ideas” with the aim of reuniting the Korean Peninsula.