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Every year, a few thousand North Koreans risk their lives to try to escape from the appalling conditions there. Forty six-year-old Lee Myung-sook, a former North Korean Navy officer, had the courage to seek a change. Before settling in Seoul, she
UN Watch will also arrange meetings for Shin with UN human rights officials in Geneva. The other dinner honouree and keynote speaker will be world chess champion and leading Russian dissident Garry Kasparov. UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer
Kenneth Bae the American tried and convicted of attempting to topple the North Korean regime was sentenced last month to 15 years of hard labor which has begun at a “special prison,” http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/15/world/asia/
The unflinching account from a defector revealed how he picked corn kernels out of cow manure to eat as he competed with his family for food at one of North Korea's notorious prison camp. He was also forced to watch his mother's hanging and his
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Shin Dong-hyuk was born in North Korea's political prison camps and knew nothing of the world beyond the electrified fence.
Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse Getty Images A North Korean soldier keeps watch over the border area, inside North Korea and near the Chinese town of Dujiagou in February. Could North Korea be headed toward an international inquiry into possible
In Thursday's press release, the experts noted that prisoners do not have access to healthcare and very limited food rations resulting in near starvation. Prisoners are allegedly commonly forced to work seven days a week in laborious industries like
Despite Burma's ongoing reforms and new political freedoms, political prisoners in Mandalay Division's Ohbo Prison say they are still being ill-treated and forced to carry out hard labor. When Aung Ko Latt was brought to Ohbo Prison Court on Tuesday
North Korea's prison camps are a closed-off world of death, torture and forced labour where babies are born slaves, according to two survivors who liken the horrors of the camps to a Holocaust in progress. "People think the Holocaust is in the past,