List of massacres in North Korea

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in North Korea (numbers may be approximate):

Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Sinchon Massacre Fall 1950, over a 52-day period near Sinchon 35,380 [1][2]
Onsong concentration camp riot massacre May 1987 Changpyong, Onsong County, North Hamgyong One-third or all of the ~200 or ~5,000 rioters [3]

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  1. ^ Kim, Dong-Choon (December 2004). "Forgotten war, forgotten massacres—the Korean War (1950–1953) as licensed mass killings". Journal of Genocide Research. 6 (4): 536. doi:10.1080/1462352042000320592. 
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  3. ^ Kang Chol-hwan (11 December 2002). "5,000 Prisoners Massacred at Onsong Concentration Camp in 1987". Digital Chosun-Ibo. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2012.