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GULAGS OF NORTH KOREA
In the far north of North Korea, in remote locations not far from the borders with China and Russia, gulags not unlike the worst labor camps built by Mao and Stalin in the last century hold some 200,000 men, women and children accused of political crimes.

People here are enduring horrifying conditions - conditions that shock even those North Koreans accustomed to the near-famine conditions of Kim Jong Il's realm.


A satellite image of the barracks and other facilities of Camp 22 at Haengyong in northeastern North Korea.

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North Korea gulag locations
This map will show you the aprox locations of known prison gulags in North Korea

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Death, terror in N. Korea gulag
"IT'S ONE of the worst, if not the worst situation - human rights abuse situation - in the world today," said Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who held hearings on the camps last year. "There are very few places that could compete with the level of depravity, the harshness of this regime in North Korea toward its own people."

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Survivor Story of Soon Ok Lee
I WAS imprisoned for seven years at the political brainwashing camp Kaechon in Pyungbuk province.… I was in prison from 1987 till January 1993. I was imprisoned at the age of 39. I was imprisoned because the North Korean economy was in recession and the supply of materials was not in good condition, that's why I was imprisoned.

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Cannibalism in North Korea prisons?
Describing horrific conditions that led to cannibalism, two former prisoners presented a picture of communist North Korea's notorious prison camps at a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, the Assist News Service reported.

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Child prisoner: Kang Chol Hwan

I WAS in a political prison in Yeoduk-gun, Hankyongnamto province. Officially the disguising name is DPRK guard division No. 15. I became a prisoner in August '77 because suddenly my grandfather disappeared. And later he was tried, and he was a traitor of the people. I was 10 years old at the time.

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North Korean prison guard remembers atrocities

I WAS A driver at the Hoeryong Prison No. 22 national security defense division for eight years. The name of the prison: No. 22 Hoeryong prison. Official name No. 2 district company prison, called National Security Defense Division No. 22 Hoeryong Prison.

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More …Photo gallery prison camps:

Check out this site which contains lots of satellite photos of the North Korean Prisons.
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U.S Comittee for Human Rights in Korea
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