What’s a North Korean labor camp like?
It’s like Hell, reports Al-Jazeera:
Former inmates who have escaped North Korea have given accounts of brutal treatment inside the camps, including regular beatings, forced abortions, and rape.
Others have told of Nazi-style experiments involving chemical and biological weapons resulting in the painful deaths of dozens of prisoners at a time.
Of the 125 journalists jailed worldwide, which we do not hear about, the Committee to Protect Journalists lists 31 who published primarily on the Web. These Web journalists did have the backing of major media organizations, which possess the money and worldwide influence that can keep journalists out of foreign jails.
It’s a sober reminder of the suppression in other countries and just how lucky we are to live in America.