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The North Korean Gulag

From the NY SUN:

“I experienced a living hell there during the seven years that I was there. The ordeal at that time was to such an extent that even today I am not sure whether I am alive or merely dreaming,” says Ms. Lee’s testimony,an advance copy of which was obtained byThe New York Sun.

Perhaps the most dramatic part of her account involves the treatment of pregnant women. They “were unconditionally forced to abort because the unborn baby was also considered a criminal by law,” Ms. Lee’s testimony says.

“Women in their 8 th or 9 th month of pregnancy had salt solutions injected into their wombs to induce abortion,” her testimony says. “In spite of these brutal efforts, some babies were born alive, in which case the prison guards mercilessly killed the infants by squeezing their necks in front of their mothers. The dead babies were taken away for biological tests. If a mother pleaded for the life of her baby, she was publicly executed under the charge of ‘impure ideology.’”

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