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Terryfing Life Inside North Korea’s Prison Camps Shown on Survivors’ Sketches

People trapped in cages built for animals. People being forced to stand for hours. Prisoners feeding off of rats and snakes. That’s the reality of life in a North Korea prison camp. A former prisoner of a North Korean prison camp recently drew pictures that show how terrible life is on the inside. These pictures are not for the weak at heart.


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The drawings come from the recollections of Kim Kwang-il, a 48-year-old man who was a North Korean prisoner for two years before he defected to South Korea in February 2009, Business Insider reports.

A new United Nations report has found that crimes against humanity are occurring in North Korea and calls for an international tribunal to investigate and hold perpetrators to account.

Learn more watching this Human Rights Watch documentary.

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