Friday, March 20, 2009

Camp 22. North Korea's playground for rape, starvation and unimaginable torture.

Camp 22 is a North Korean prison for political prisoners. Camp 22 is known as: Kwan-li-so No.22 Haengyong. 'Kwan-li-so' is Korean for 'education'. It is located in north-east North Korea, on the border with Russia and China, 20 km from the city of Hoeryong. This camp is surrounded by the following villages: Wŏn-dong, Ssŏgŭndari, Kulsal-li, Haengyŏng-ni (headquarters of the camp), Naksaeng-ni and Chungch’u-dong. Its location is: 42°34'29"N, 129°53'3"E.

"At that time the tunnel was passing near the pig pen of the camp, and about 500 political prisoners were participating and there was one female named Han Jin Duk, 26 years old. I was in charge of giving food to the pigs. And my supervisor, when he saw the woman, she was beautiful. And he raped her, and he was found by the watchman officer. And he was investigated. My superior, his rank was reduced and the woman was sent to the detention center And then I didn’t see her for one year.
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One day I was going to the place to load the coal, I met her. And I noticed she was exactly that woman, and I asked her, how you could survive. And she told me, that yes, I survived. But she showed me her body, and it was all burned by fire.
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After six months I met her at the corn storage in Kusan district and found her putting on a used tire on her knees because her legs were cut off. Because of a coal mine wagon ran over her knees. And all she could do now was separate the corn grains from the cob.
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The reason why she was forced to go to the prison is her father’s elder brother was purged at the Anbyon, Kanwhan Do province. She went when she was 5 years old. All of the family members were imprisoned. Her mother starved to death, and her brother also starved to death in the prison. I met her at age 26. So it means she was in the prison for 21 years. I think she no longer is in the world."

8 comments:

Ivan said...

This is a horrible story. If I could do something to prevent this, I would do so. It is simply ridiculous to hear that torture like this is going on. Unthinkable.

Ruben said...

Yes, it's terrible. And unthinkable that this elitist oligarchic way of life is slowly creeping into the so-called free societies of the West thanks to the American Police State and the New World Order.
I can only say the only thing that keeps me going is the fact that I believe that the one true God will one day liberate those with a sound state of heart, the innocent, and that the last will be first, and the first will be last.
If it wasn't for my faith, I don't believe I could go on.

Anonymous said...

ruben you prick, stop spouting nonsense. shows an absolute disrespect for the plight of these people.

Anonymous said...

Something needs to be done... Surely someone out there has the strength to help these people.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, all that we can do is wait for North Korea to starve itself. I watched a documentary on North Korea that said that the average North Korean is 7 inches shorter than the average South Korean due to malnutrition. People develop cataracts and go blind in North Korea in their early 20s due to lack of nutrition. North Korea's artillery is well within range of the South Korean capital, Seul. They could essentially wipe Seul off the map any time they wanted, which is why we have adopted the strategy of simply waiting for them to collapse on their own. I do feel very sorry for the people of North Korea, but we cannot help them.

SurferDude said...

Amen ruben, spreading words of encouragement isn't disrespect, it's faith driven through hope, ignore the others, as they don't even offer any other forms of encouragement themselves..keep praying and looking to the sky, one day soon..it'll be over

Anonymous said...

What can anyone do to help these people? The cruel, sick minds that rule that place...

Thomas Brock said...

There's an old adage that says "the eyes are the mirrors of the soul." Anyone who would have an opportunity to gaze unto this woman's eye will know the long hurdle of pain and suffering she went through. It's her resilience that keeps her alive.