Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Gulag Nation (Part 3)

Lee was sent to the No. 15 prison camp at Yodok. His fellow prisoners included ex-military officers, professors, and others who fell under suspicion after living abroad. Beatings were routine: Lee rolls up his pants to show the grayish-brown scars on his right leg, reminders of blows from long wooden sticks. He lost most of the sight in his right eye, his teeth were broken, and blood still oozes out of his left ear at times. Of the 1,000 people in his prison unit, he says, about 200 died every year. Read more ...

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