Can a Slave Ever Truly Understand Freedom?
The man who escaped from a North Korean death camp and wanted to return
Paul Joseph Watson
July 1, 2014
Can a person born into slavery ever truly understand the sanctity of freedom?
Shin Dong-hyuk is the only person to have ever escaped from a North Korean death camp and lived to tell the tale.
He was born inside Kaechon internment camp (Camp #14) and remained there for over 22 years, witnessing the public execution of his mother and brother, suffering torture, beatings, near starvation and all manner of cruel and inhumane punishment.
Having risked his life to escape the camp and defect to South Korea, Dong-hyuk is now a noted human rights campaigner who travels the world speaking about the Stalinist dictatorship of North Korea and its infamous network of internment camps in which some 200,000 prisoners are incarcerated.