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South Korea Is Now Stating To Document Evidence On North Korea’s Labor Camps

May 29, 2012

Defectors Describe Horror, Heartbreak In North Korea’s Labor Camps — CNN

Seoul (CNN) — Watching the public execution of his mother and older brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk thought the punishment was just. They had planned to escape the North Korean labor camp they were being held in until Shin overheard them and reported them to the prison guards.

Just 14-years old, Shin says he felt no guilt in condemning them to death. One of the very few North Koreans to be born inside one of the brutal prison camps, he says the concept of family that exists in the outside world did not exist in Camp 14.


Blog Editor: The 381-page report from the National Human Rights Commission of Korea is based on the testimony of 278 defectors and can be read here.