On Political Prison Camps in North Korea (1) Yong KIM My name is KIM Yong. I escaped from a political prison camp in North Korea on September 25, 1998. On October 22, 1999, I arrived safely in South Korea via China and Mongolia. It was in August 1993 when I first entered the No. 14 political prison camp under the jurisdiction of the State Security Department. There I was treated like a beast and..
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Serial Story: An Appeal by a North Korean Refugee Who Had Been Hiding in Russia (2)- HELP US - by Dong Sung LEE This is an appeal by a North Korean lumberjack, Mr. Dong Sung Lee, who had been hiding in Russia. His urgent plea had reached us via a Japanese journalist. The Citizen's Alliance had supported him financially from October 1996 to April 1998. Mr. Lee successfully defected to Seoul via a..
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Serial Story: An Appeal by a North Korean Refugee Who Had Been Hiding in Russia (1)- HELP US - Dong Sung LEE This is an appeal by a North Korean lumberjack, Mr. Dong Sung Lee, who had been hiding in Russia. His urgent plea had reached us via a Japanese journalist. The Citizen's Alliance had supported him financially from October 1996 to April 1998. Mr. Lee successfully defected to Seoul via a th..
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Life in the Kaechon Indoctrination Camp (2) Sun Ok (Female, 53) Passing Urine Only Once a Day Except about 8 hours - 5 hours of bedtime, an hour for; meals with a bread and 2 hours of review time before going to bed, alll inmates are spurred continuously to engage in hard labor for 16 hours a day. One of the most difficult problems for all inmates is to go to the lavatory. Every work site is eq..
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Life in the Kaechon Indoctrination Camp (1) LI Sun Ok (Female, 53) Place of Birth : 1-ban, Haebang-dong, Chongjin City, North Hamgyong Province, North Korea Nov. 1987 : Imprisoned in the Kaechon Indoctrination Camp(prison), South Pyongan Province Dec. 1992 : Farmer at "April 25" Tobacco Farm, Onsong Country Feb. l994 : Escapes ato China Dec. 1994 : Defects to South Korea 'Tailless Beasts' I was ..
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Out of the Jaws of Death Four Times Haeyoung YI I was born into a worker's family in ○○ Dong, Wonsan City, Kangwon Province. When I was born, my father was a clerk at the finance department of Wonsan Agricultural College, while my mother was a seamstress at a local clothing factory. Before too long we moved to ○○ Dong, Wonsan, where I grew up. I attended People's School and High School t..
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A Question for North Korean Police and Security Agents This article was written by a North Korean defector who had been hiding in China. It reached to Citizen's Alliance via a Korean businessman. Fascist Rule in North Korea As a human being I have a question for North Korean Police Officers and Security Agents. That is: are you properly implementing the law? How many years have been elapsed s..
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Born In A Family of Returnees to North Korea from Japan Seo-jung SIM (KIM Hee-keun's wife)Both parents are returnees I was born in 1972 in Shinujoo. Parents were returned to North Korea from Japan. I heard that mother was from Hiroshima and father from Tokyo. Many people like my parents lived in Shinujoo and near there. They were usually married each other like my parents. I was also concerned ..
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A Country Where All Bad Things Exist (1) KIM Hee-keun (KIM Won-hyung's eldest son) Even Entering University Depends on Bribes I was born in Gae-chun in Pyung-an south province in 1968. Our family moved to Shin-eu-ju when I was 5-6 years old and I finished secondary school there. I worked a while in the physics lab in a oxygen disintegration factory and then I entered the Shin-eu-ju Education Col..
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Experience in Political Prisoners' CampCHOI Dong ChulPlace of Birth : Onsung-up, Onsong Country, North Hamgyong Province, North Korea Feb. 1985 : Worker at the Officers Cadet School, the Political Prisoners Camp Feb. 1994 : Escapess to China Dec. 1994 : Defectss to South Korea The 417th Unit My father was the principal of a senior high school and my mother was the manager of a state-run store..
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