Remember this disturbing video of North Koreans sobbing over Kim Jong-il's death? Shocking to think this, I know, but those people mayyyyy not have been entirely genuine in their mourning. Because, you know, the government reportedly sends people who don't weep or mourn publicly to labor-training camps.

The report comes from an anti-North Korea online newspaper, so take it with a grain of salt (from the tears of a mourner), but wouldn't exactly contradict anything else we've heard about North Korea:

Daily NK learned from a source from North Hamkyung Province on January 10th, "The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn't participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn't cry and didn't seem genuine."


The source even revealed that public trials are being employed without regard for the frigid weather to judge people who attempted to leave North Korea during the mourning period, either to defect or to smuggle, as well as those discovered using mobile phones to make calls out.

If you're reading this in North Korea and haven't gotten your fill of mourning in, be aware: Kim Jong-il's body has been embalmed and is lying in state in Pyongyang.


[Daily NK]