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greatday
04-25-2012, 12:06 AM
French daily newspaper Le Monde featured an article about Shin Dong Hyuk, a North Korean man who was born in a North Korea concentration camp where he lived a miserable life until his escape.

The title of the article is Escape from Camp 14. It captures the devastating reality of the North Korean government's violation of human rights.

In the book, Shin vividly describes what his life was like on the camp.

Shin had to witness the execution of his mother and brother after their failed attempt to escape the camp, and Shin's father had to endure merciless torture that eventually took his eyesight.

There were unimaginable violence and torture. People were treated less than animals and were forced into gruesome labor.

Shin said the words love, empathy, and family were unthinkable and meaningless in the camp.

Hitler's death camps and Stalin's gulag are continuing their legacy through North Korea's concentration camps. The North Korean government's propaganda boasting its nation as a utopia and a paradise is outrageous and ridiculous.

Rockntractor
04-25-2012, 12:11 AM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304724404577297601797135064.html

Janice
04-26-2012, 12:35 AM
Always fascinates me how stories like this get little or no press.

Thats the kind of world we live in today. But we know all the "secrets" of the celebs dont we?

Rockntractor
04-26-2012, 01:06 AM
Why did this person want to escape from what Wei considers the ideal form of government?http://planetsmilies.net/confused-smiley-17432.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

NJCardFan
04-26-2012, 02:43 AM
Always fascinates me how stories like this get little or no press.

Thats the kind of world we live in today. But we know all the "secrets" of the celebs dont we?
When you agree with the ideology, it's easy to ignore the bad stuff. Of course someone like wee wee will say that this isn't real communism.