Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Kaechon #14, one of the world’s harshest labor camps. His parents were North Korean prisoners, allowed to be together a few times a year as a reward for hard work. Shin was so steeped in the values of the...Show More Summary
Shin Dong-Hyuk, the only man ever known to have survived an escape from a Northern Korean prison camp, will attend the Geneva Summit For Human Rights and Democracy on Feb. 19. Shin was born in North Korea's prison camp 14, located some...Show More Summary
Google Maps has added notorious, secretive North Korean prison camps to its maps of the country. The data is gleaned from user contributions, including a first-person account of Shin Dong-Hyuk, who escaped from Camp 14, a death camp where he was born and raised. Called Map Maker, Google’s information for the country’s layout comes primarily [...]
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Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Kaechon #14, one of the world's harshest labor camps. His parents were political prisoners, declared enemies of the state for having committed minor offenses against the North Korean regime. Shin was routinely...Show More Summary
Shin Dong-hyuk is the only born-and-raised occupant of a DPRK prison camp to ever escape. Here is his story.
Shin Dong-hyuk escaped to China in 2005 Perhaps no story captures the cruelty of the North Korean regime better than that of Shin Dong-hyuk.Born in one of the country’s harshest political prison camps, he was assigned to hard labour at an early age. Show More Summary
(Ilya Somin) CNN has a good story on North Korea’s system of prison camps, modeled on the Gulags of the Soviet Union, but possibly even worse: Watching the public execution of his mother and older brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk thought the punishment was just. They had planned to escape the North Korean labor camp they were being held [...]
Seoul (CNN) -- Watching the public execution of his mother and older brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk thought the punishment was just. They had planned to escape the North Korean labor camp they were being held in until Shin overheard them and reported them to the prison guards. Show More Summary
‘I did not know about sympathy or sadness. They educated us from birth so that we were not capable of normal human emotions. Now that I am out, I am learning to be emotional. I feel like I am becoming human.’ You may have heard of Shin Dong-hyuk, the man who feels he is becoming human. Show More Summary
By Andrew Salmon North Korea’s most notorious political prison camp is Total Control Camp 14, into which Shin Dong-hyuk was born, narrowly survived and eventually fled. Former Washington Post reporter Blaine Harden recounts his story in “Escape From Camp 14.”
By Jim TreadwayA packed house heard the touching and frightening story of Shin Dong-hyuk at the Frontline Club, told in Blaine Harden’s recently published book Escape from Camp 14: One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West. Shin...
Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum blogs on the case of Shin Dong-hyuk, who escaped from a North Korean prison camp.
Journalist Blaine Harden chronicles the life of the only camp-born man known to escape a North Korean camp (CNN) -- Shin Dong-hyuk is the only known person born in a North Korean prison camp that escaped and survived to tell the tale.Journalist...Show More Summary
The amazing story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born in a North Korean forced labor camp, and escaped at the age of 23: In the garment factory, the superintendent wanted Shin to inform on an important new prisoner. Park Yong Chul, short...Show More Summary
The only known person to have escaped a North Korean political prison, 26-year-old Shin Dong-hyuk, is telling his story to the world. Born in the camp in a marriage arranged by prison guards, Shin had to witness the hanging of his mother when he was 14 and was tortured by guards who believed he knew of her plans.
In Camp No. 14, the North Korean political prison where Shin Dong-hyuk was born and where he says he watched the hanging of his mother, inmates never saw a picture of Kim Jong Il. "I had no idea who he is," Shin said, referring to the leader whose photograph is displayed nearly everywhere in North Korea.