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More than 400,000 prisoners have died in North Korean prison camps in the last thirty years. At least 200,000 are currently being detained and brutalized in government-run gulags under the dictatorship of North Korea President, Kim Jong Il. His regime is also responsible for the 4 million North Koreans who have died of starvation since 1995, using international food aid to stockpile the nation's military complexes instead of feeding its people. MSNBC recently reported that Kim Jong's State "Security" Agency maintains 12 political prisons and 30 forced labor and labor education camps where thousands of prisoners are brutally tortured, disfigured, and beaten every day. Escape from this hell is nearly impossible, and according to WORLD magazine, even when North Koreans successfully make it out of the country, they are most often imprisoned, enslaved or killed upon entering China or South Korea.

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Posted: 5/6/03



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