from UPI By MARC S. ELLENBOGEN
He sits on stage -- gaunt, pale and uncomfortable. With each question, he winces and curls his lip -- pained by the intense memories. Born in North Korea's No. 14 Kaechon Political Prison Camp, it was the only life Shin Dong-hyuk had known until his escape. At 24, he was branded -- and already long abused -- by North Korea's despicable political system. The only known escapee from North Korea's Gulag, 170,000 like him remain in captivity.
[I hope the Creator has a very special prize waiting for you, Kimmy. - Sarge]