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"How one man escaped from a North Korean prison camp."     #Longread published by The Guardian. A harrowing, but timely read after yesterday's failed missile launch.      Mr. Shin Dong-hyuk is now an ambassador for  Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an American human rights group: linkglobal.org

How one man escaped from a North Korean prison camp. There was torture, starvation, betrayals and executions, but to Shin In Geun, Camp 14 – a prison for the political enemies of North Korea – was home. Then one day came the chance to flee…

A T-shirt from LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) who's mission is redefining the North Korea crisis through creative storytelling, while providing emergency relief to North Korean refugees and pursuing an end to the human rights crisis. http://linkamerica.org/store/catalog/product/gallery/id/290/image/340/

A T-shirt from LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) who's mission is redefining the North Korea crisis through creative storytelling, while providing emergency relief to North Korean refugees and pursuing an end to the human rights crisis. http://linkamerica.org/store/catalog/product/gallery/id/290/image/340/

Chronicles the life of Dong-hyuk Shin, who was raised in a political prison camp in North Korea, and describes the inhuman condtions inside, his harrowing escape from the camp and the country, and his efforts to raise awareness of the camps to others.

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

North Korea cruelties exposed in this book.  Should be required reading for American civics classes.

North Korea cruelties exposed in this book. Should be required reading for American civics classes.

North Korea’s War Preparations | Full report at theonion.com

North Korea’s War Preparations

North Korea’s War Preparations - The Onion - America's Finest News Source, click pic for

Well Known Rich Dictator and their Child

Dec North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies on a train. Third son, Kim Jong Un announced as "great successor"

A table selling food & trinkets on the side of the road might not be a big deal elsewhere in the world. But in North Korea, where the government has long restricted free markets, it's a game changer.

A table selling food & trinkets on the side of the road might not be a big deal elsewhere in the world. But in North Korea, where the government has long restricted free markets, it's a game changer.

You can help more North Korean refugees like Sang Hoon reach freedom and thrive in their resettlement!

North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Sang Hoon

North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Sang Hoon Sang Hoon didn’t think the outside world was all bad. aid coming into North Korea and had heard that South Korea was flourishing.

SHIFT NORTH KOREA - $0.25 donated for every view! [한글자막]

SHIFT NORTH KOREA SHIFTing the public's perception of North Korea from one of high politics to one focused on the people

Minji is one of more than 400 North Korean refugees who are now safe and free because of rescues.  There are still thousands of refugees hiding in China who need our help. By donating to our work, you will help more North Korean refugees reach safety and get the support they deserve.

Minji is one of more than 400 North Korean refugees who are now safe and free because of rescues. There are still thousands of refugees hiding in China who need our help. By donating to our work, you will help more North Korean refugees reach safety and get the support they deserve.

Liberty In North Korea... http://linkglobal.org/
 www.LiNKatUIUC.com

Liberty In North Korea... http://linkglobal.org/ www.LiNKatUIUC.com

Meet Kyung Min! Kyung Min and her family struggled in North Korea. They rarely had enough to eat and often foraged for food. When they tried to make a living at the markets, they could never turn a profit. Eventually, Kyung Min escaped to find work in China, but things didn’t go the way she planned. Read her story: http://j.mp/MeetKyungMin

North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Kyung Min

Kyung Min and her family struggled in North Korea. They rarely had enough to eat and often foraged for food. Eventually, Kyung Min escaped to find work in China, but things didn’t go the way she planned.

Meet Ben! After living apart from his mother for three years, 10-year-old Ben is finally on his way to join her in South Korea. Read his story: http://j.mp/MeetBenLiNK

North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Ben

After living apart from his mother for three years, Ben is finally on his way to join her in South Korea.

The difference in the development between the North and South Korea.  There is more light in the Yellow Sea (small square)    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/IntotheBlack/images/korea_vir_2012268.jpg

A New, Highly Detailed Image of North Korea's (Lack of) Electrical Infrastructure

Korea from space at night. *Note - North Korea mostly in the dark.