NK prison camp closed

October 1, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Prison Camp, Torture 

NAGANO, Japan — The North Korean regime is feeling increased pressure over its abysmal human rights record.

The latest challenge came to light Friday, in a report by a reputable Seoul-based online news organization saying that it had confirmed the closing of political prison camp number 22 at Hoeryong, in the far northeastern province of North Hamgyong, near the Chinese and Russian borders.

Daily NK quoted an unnamed source from the locality as saying the inmates were transferred to other camps from Camp 22 starting in March, “after the warden who ran it and another officer ran away to China.”

Camp 22 had figured in a 2004 BBC television documentary alleging that prisoners had been used routinely as human guinea pigs for scientists’ deadly experimentation with chemical agents.

Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/121001/north-korea-human-rights

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