Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Great Escape of 2006

In northeastern North Korea sits one of many gulags. In mid-December, approximately 120 prisoners clubbed a guard, cut wire, and met up with at least one getaway car. One Free Korea has tons more info and a bit of analysis.

North Korea's camps have long had a horrible reputation. On average about one-fourth of all prisoners die each year. Some of the escapees have been caught and surely face death. Catholicgauze wonders where the international outcry of human rights abuse is.

2 comments:

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

I just read the report as well. My God, if it is true...
If this were Auschwitz, people would be screaming mad. Why aren't they doing so now?

Adrian said...

CNN did a report on this last year, and played it repeatedly. Somebody snuck some video film out of NK showing massacres and mass starvation. I think the lack of outcry is because it has been going on for a long time - expectations are already as low as they can get.