North Korea clamps down on mobile phones to stop news of food crisis

North Korea is clamping down on mobile phones and long distance telephone calls to prevent the spread of news about a worsening food crisis, according to the United Nations investigator on human rights for the isolated communist country.In a report to the UN General Assembly, Vitit Muntarbhorn, a Thai law professor who has never been allowed to visit North Korea, said that its government is using public executions as a means of intimidating the population, and using spies to infiltrate and expose religious communities.To read this article from The Times in full, see www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5005161.ece.

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