North Korea infamous for Human Rights violation is again in news, this time North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered to revive the famous ‘pleasure troupe’ of young women that North Korean dictators have traditionally employed to entertain them.
Kim Jong Un disbanded the ‘pleasure troupe’ after the death of his father and old dictator Kim Jong Il in December 2011. Now that the official mourning period of three year is over, Kim is free to start his own squad/ troupe.
Kim has ordered his officials to recruit young women to be part of a new and revived so-called ‘pleasure troupe’.
Young women are handpicked from all over North Korea and later trained for different purposes. As teenagers most are simply taken out of school and moved from their hometowns without the consent of their parents, who are no doubt terrified at what could happen to them if they resisted.
“Pleasure squads” have existed in North Korea since the rule of the country’s founder Kim Il Sung, grandfather of the present dictator. Officials were sent to select women and girls they deemed the prettiest to the dictator’s many mansions, where they were expected to be available upon request.
According to a South Korean newspaper, after the death of the old dictator the women who worked as entertainers received an amount of money worth $4,000 and various gifts before returning to their home towns. Also, many of the women were “retired” from the squads in their 20s and paired off with military officers looking for wives.