Kamp Korea

The Eye-Opening Truth About North Korea’s Regime

by Faith McDonnell

I shut my eyes at the moment of the first execution. I could not watch the death of this poor refugee, who had been forcibly repatriated by the Chinese when he was discovered trying to escape from North Korea. When the second execution took place, I opened my eyes.

Sitting on Capitol Hill, watching a March 2005 secret film of public executions in North Korea, I was ashamed to do less than the hundreds of North Korean citizens summoned to learn their government’s lesson: “Criminals” did not deserve to live. The film, a courageous collaboration by dissidents and the Japanese media, gives the . . .

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Faith McDonnell is Director of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan (CANS) at the Institute on Religion and Democracy (www.ird-renew.org) in Washington, D.C.

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