North Korea is a border to border concentration-labor camp. Understandably, North Koreans attempt to flee it and if caught are murdered. As they are for trivial things we take for granted in the West, such as distributing the Bible. On this see "Report: North Korea Publicly Executes Christian Woman for Distributing Bible". See also "North Korea 'executes Christians'".
North Korea is a totalitarian communist country that totally controls its agriculture and food distribution, and thereby has caused the death of millions of its enslaved people by starvation. Overall, the government, that is, its dictator Kim Jong-Il, has murdered over 3,000,000 North Koreans. It is a sad commentary on our age, that the international community of democracies allows such a murderous and enslaving to continue to exist.