Tag Archive | North Korean escapees

Shin Dong-hyuk’s Odyssey

 

The story of Shin Dong-hyuk (Danny). He was born in Camp 14. He betrayed his mother and brother because they were planning to escape. He reported them to the guards. He was part of a breeding program in the camp and he was raised by the guards of the camp to snitch on his parents. So Shin gave his mother and brother up for more food! He watched their public execution and felt no guilt because he had been trained to do this. This is a horrifying story of what continues in North Korea.

Kim Jong-Un is about the same age as Shin. Shin is the only one who has escaped Camp 14 and lived to tell about it.

 

Author of “Escape from Camp 14” Blaine Harden speaks about Shin Dong-hyuk’s life and his escape from a political prison camp in North Korea, where he had lived for the first 23 years of his life.

The North Korean Refugee Crisis

China returns North Korean escapees. They face detention, torture, punishment and death when returned.

 

From the Liberty in North Korea website

 

There are an estimated 30,000 North Korean refugees in China, living in a precarious and sometimes desperate situation. They fear harsh punishment or even death if they are caught and sent back to North Korea