My Life in North KoreaHyuk KANGCurrently resides in South Korea with his parents and is preparing for exams to enter into the University. The following is a testimony given at the 4th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees in Prague (March 2-4, 2003). My name is Hyuk Kang. I was born in April 4, 1986 in a place called Onsungkun, Hamkyungbuk-do. I escaped from North Ko..
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Human Rights Violation by the North Korean RegimeHae-Nam JICurrently lives in South Korea and is active in the human rights movement The following is a testimony given at the 4th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees in Prague (March 2-4, 2003).I was born in Namun-ri, Hamhung city, Hamkyungnam-do on May 17, 1949. My family was poor but I graduated from a college of l..
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My Experience in a Political Prison CampTae-Jin KIMCurrently lives in South Korea and attends Chongsin Theological Seminary.The following is a testimony given at the 4th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees in Prague (March 2-4, 2003).It’s a great honor to have an opportunity to share my tales with you. I am Kim Tae Jin and I came to Korea in June 2001 and now I e..
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The Dismal Valley (Part III) Seung-chul KIMA male defector from North Korea This is the third and final part of NKHR’s serial publication of Mr. Seung-Chul Kim’s memoir titled ‘The Dismal Valley’ with the agreement of Mr. Kim. Mr. Kim wrote this memoir based on his experiences during several visits to North Korea’s No. 23 Management Center (Prison facility). Mr. Kim is currently livi..
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Struggling for Life in Desperation (Part I) Hwa-young KIMA North Korean female defector Hwa-young Kim, 19-year-old lady, came to South Korea on 29 October 2000. The following was written from her oral testimony recorded be NKHR’s field research team while she was still in China in June 2002. I was born on May 20, 1983, in Chungjin, which is located in the North Hamgyong province. My father ent..
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South Korean Abductee Describes 30 Years in the NorthLEE Jae-kun Former abducted Fishermen, defector I want to briefly mention about the reason why I was deported to North Korea and the plight of North Korean people, though I'm neither well educated nor eloquent. The ship I went on board was a kind of deep-sea fishing vessel. It sailed on 10 April 1970, heading to Nam-jin port after leaving I..
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North Korean Women on the Market (2) KIM Min-Hee I was handed over to a group from Shenyang and the others were handed to those from Shantung. There sometimes happens sexual harassment and rape on women, transported, by the traffickers. Moreover it is said that they threaten their pray even with a knife if there it resists. A 33-year-old woman in our group from Chungjin had thus been victimized ..
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North Korean Women on the Market (1) KIM Min-Hee Recently Arrived in South Korea This essay was given to NKHR’s field survey team in September 2000 by the author in her secret shelter.I write this essay in shame and grief over the tragedies of my motherland that once had been time-honored and civilized nation in history. I pity my fate that led me into this strange land, where I now sit down t..
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Escaping from an Abyss of DespairSoon-i SEOL A female defector from North KoreaThe author submitted her hand-written witness accounts to NKHR field research group during her stay in China, in June, 2002. Due to my husband’s active duty, I had lived in Pyongyang for ten years. Then after he was discharged for various reasons, we moved back to Hoeryong. Among them, the most significant..
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The Dismal Valley (Part II)-Travelogue- Seung-chul KIM This is Part II of NKHR’s serial publication of Mr. Seung-Chul Kim’s memoir titled ‘The Dismal Valley’ with the agreement of Mr. Kim. Mr. Kim wrote this memoir based on his experiences during several visits to North Korea’s No. 23 Management Center (Prison facility). Mr. Kim is currently living in South Korea. Darkness fell upon..
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