Thursday, October 13, 2005

Prisoner Nation

Writes Dr. Norbert Vollertsen, "A human tragedy of hellish dimensions continues in North Korea. For nearly a decade, an unknown number of North Koreans, possibly as many as 300,000, have defected to China. These brave men, women and children risk their lives to flee the mass starvation and brutal oppression brought upon them by Kim Jong Il’s Stalinist regime. Sadly, Beijing’s official policy has been, and remains, to arrest the refugees and forcibly return them to North Korea, where they face imprisonment, torture and in some cases execution."

Read a two part article by Dr. Vollertsen, an East German physician who worked in North Korean hospitals from July 1999 through to December 2000.