15Some Communist States Still Imprison Political Opponents
If you think communism is already in the past and what’s left of it is just a scary story in the history books, you’ll be completely wrong. The truth is that in the 21st century, more people live in countries with a communist or near-communist regime than at any point
in history. What is even more alarming is the fact that in these countries, people continue to be persecuted and arrested for speaking up or acting against the government.
Currently, there are 51 political prisoners in Cuba, and about 10 - 12,000 such in North Korean labor camps. Despite its prosperous present and promising future, China is not falling behind. As of 2015, there are over 6,000 recorded cases of prisoners who either died in prison, or have escaped. And in Vietnam, they are not kidding at all – they still arrest political rebels at gunpoint.