Pity a North Korean who is waiting deportation from Australia back to the country of his birth. He’s been in jail in Australia for drug crimes and has thereby failed the so-called ‘character test’ – meaning he is automatically considered a threat to the community.

The Australian department of immigration takes a fairly sanguine view of the probability of his being imprisoned in a North Korean labour camp, or possibly being bumped off soon after he arrives home. Local newspapers have found out that the department has officially said that while he would “face hardship if he were returned to North Korea” it would not be “insurmountable.” So that’s all right then.

Picture source: Stefan Krasowski