North Korea’s Underground Railroad to Freedom

October 17, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Culture, Defection, North Korea, Prison Camp, Slave Labor, Torture, U.S. Policy 

Former deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal Melanie Kirkpatrick has written a compelling book describing the tortuous path North Koreans must undertake across China to reach freedom in South Korea and other countries in the West. The book captures the multiple paths that desperate North Koreans have taken to arrive safely in South Korea and the West. It champions the sacrifices of dedicated individuals outside North Korea who have risked their lives to assist North Koreans in their road to freedom and to provide information back to North Korea about the outside world. And it savages the policies of governments including China, the United States, and South Korea for turning a blind eye to the suffering of North Koreans who are victims of an uncompromising totalitarian political system.

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/north-koreas-underground-railroad-to-freedom/263767/

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