Defector: “North Korea won’t change its repressive ways”
In North Korea’s “utopian society”, the very words “human rights” do not need to exist — because it’s so perfect, the regime maintains!
The concept is not even taught. I had never even heard of the term “human rights” when I was in North Korea.
It also strongly denies the existence of the political prison camp system throughout the country.
It maintains this position even though I was born in the most infamous, political prison camp in North Korea: Camp 14.
Only recently did North Korea concede that “labor detention centers” exist, but solely for the incarcerated to have their lives improved.
North Korea also denies committing human rights violations, threatens and intimidates defector activists working to raise awareness of human rights issues, and attacking and criticizing those who have testified during the United Nations Commission of Inquiry’s investigation, calling these defectors “human scum.”
The dictatorship in North Korea has never been honest or truthful for more than six decades it has been in existence.
[Excerpt of CNN article by North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk]
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