"Communist Party officials have reportedly been confiscating what little food there is..."
Instances of cannibalism in two of North Korea's famine-struck provinces are on the rise, as reported by London's Daily Mail on Jan. 28, 2013.
What has been tagged as a "hidden famine," the drought-plagued farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae have been hit so hard it's been reported that up to 10,000 people have died of starvation.
Reports Of Cannibalism Slowly Surface...
One hunger-maddened Korean peasant reportedly killed both of his children for food.
Undercover reporters from Asia Press told The Sunday Times (of London) that one man dug up his grandchild's corpse and ate it.
The Sunday Times also quoted an official of the ruling Korean Worker's [Communist] party as saying:
"In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was later arrested."
During the Spring of last year, the South Korean government reported that "one man was executed after eating part of a colleague and then trying to sell the remains as mutton."
One man killed and ate a girl and a third report of cannibalism was recorded from 2011.
Another man was executed last Spring after murdering 11 people and selling the bodies as pork.
There were also reports of cannibalism in the country's vast network of notoriously barbaric prison camps.
To add to the misery, Communist Party officials have reportedly been confiscating what little food there is in the two starving provinces.
According to demographics professor Thomas Spoorenberg and economics professor Daniel Schwekendiek, as many as 3,500,000 North Koreans have died of starvation from 1993 - 2008.
In a related story, due to growth in Korean children being stunted by decades worth of starvation, the Pyongyang government recently lowered the height requirement to be conscripted into the Communist Army to 4' 7" (142 centimeters).
That is the same height as the average American child at the age of 10 years, 3 months old, or the average 4th Grader..
As reported by the New York Times, the Communist government spent $1,000,000,000 on last year's failed rocket launch.
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