The human rights crisis you aren’t hearing about
San Francisco Chronicle
Rarely do we hear about the horrendous human rights abuses that have been perpetrated for decades in North Korea’s political prison camps, where torture, public executions, and starvation rations are reportedly commonplace. One reason for this lack of public awareness has been the dearth of information. For a long time, North Korea was sealed as tight as a drum. But as cracks begin to show, more news comes streaming out. One of the most horrifying – and compelling – stories to emerge is that of Shin Dong-hyuk.