Thursday, April 12, 2012

North Korean gulags more brutal than former Soviet Unions, activists say

North Korea's prisons for political dissidents are far more "brutal" than those in the Soviet Union's gulag during the Cold War, Robert King, and the U.S. human rights envoy for North Korea says. King made his comments at a conference examining the North's network of prison labor camps and penitentiaries. It's estimated that North Korea's camps hold more than 150,000 inmates, despite that nation's denial that it holds political prisoners.

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