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Date : May 13, 2013
The Human Face of the North Korean Gulags
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A voice from a North Korean gulag is affecting the human rights discourse on the country, according to an article by CNN.

Shin Dong-hyuk gives the account of his life in a North Korean prison camp in his book "Escape from Camp 14". His story puts a human face on the abuses in North Korean prison camps, a system which has existed twice as long as the Soviet Gulags and five times as long as the Nazi concentration camps.

"Escape from Camp 14" has been translated into 24 languages, and there are even plans to adopt the book into a film. Shin Dong-hyuk hopes that the book's success will cause more people to pay attention to the North Korean human rights situation.

Source: CNN

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