No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can ‘Party’

May 5, 2016 5:09 PM

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No work breaks, no travel, and no food (again). The Dear Leader launched an unprecedented crackdown on his beleaguered masses to ‘celebrate’ a rare Congress for his elite this weekend.

Kim Jong Un has imposed extraordinary social controls across North Korea—and especially in the capital of Pyongyang—in the run-up to the Workers’ Party 7th Congress, which starts Friday. The once-in-a-generation event—the last was held in 1980—is supposed to celebrate Kim’s rule, but in recent month...

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