Dennis Rodman receives chilling open letter from an ex-North Korean prisoner

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Shin Dong-hyuk is a human rights activist who was born in a North Korean labor camp. Shin escaped, and now writes to Dennis Rodman as the former NBA star visits North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un. Shin’s letter provides chilling details about the reality of the North Korean regime.

Below are excerpts from Shin’s letter, first published in The Washington Post:

I want to tell you about myself. I was born in 1982 in Camp 14, a political prison in the mountains of North Korea.

My crime was to be born as the son of a man whose brother fled to South Korea in the 1950s.

On orders of the guards in Camp 14, inmates are forced to marry and create children to be raised by guards to be disposable slaves. Until I escaped in 2005, I was one of those slaves. My body is covered…

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