March 26, 2012
North Korea's Abuses Hide in Plain Sight
Fred Hiatt, Washington Post
With President Obama in Korea this week, we will hear a lot about the dangers of the North Korean nuclear program. We are unlikely to be hear about a young man named Shin Dong-hyuk, who was bred, like a farm animal, inside a North Korean prison camp after guards ordered his prisoner-parents to mate. But Shin arguably has as much to teach about Korea’s past and future as about the cycle of negotiation, bluster and broken promises over the nuclear issue.
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