South Korean authorities base their 450-page report on testimony collected from more than 500 North Koreans who fled their homeland.
North Korea executes people for sharing South Korean media, religious activities and drugs as the country stifles its citizens’ human rights and freedom, according to a report by its rival South Korea.
South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, based the 450-page report on testimony collected from 2017 to 2022 from more than 500 North Koreans who fled their homeland.
“North Korean citizens’ right to life appears to be greatly threatened,” the ministry said in the report on Thursday.
“Executions are widely carried out for acts that do not justify the death penalty, including drug crimes, distribution of South Korean videos, and religious and superstitious activities.”
Reuters could not independently verify the South Korean…