Survivor Explains Life Behind the Walls of a North Korean Prison Camp.
Those of us who were born and raised in the western world will never understand the deeply ingrained fear North Korean citizens live with on a daily basis.
According to the lucky few who have managed to escape the country, death is not what they fear. The thing North Koreans fear more than anything else is being thrown into the infamous North Korean prison camps.
If a North Korean citizen is suspected of any indiscretion, even whispering anything other than loving words about their dear leader. They, along with their entire extended families, even small children, are subjected to the torturous life inside of a North Korean Work Camp, usually until the day they die.
Below are reportedly the hand drawn images of one of the few inmates who were able to escape from a North Korean prison camp. The escaped survivor is attempting to explain what life is like inside a North Korean Prison Camp.
The images depict the hell these people live in each and every day while trapped behind the barbed wire fences of a North Korean Prison Camp. Keep in mind, all of these images are real scenes the escaped prisoner witnessed with their own eyes and have drawn to the best of their ability.
Life Inside a North Korean Prison Camp!
North Korean Prison Camps Dead Body Storage –
Bodies of the dead prisoners are laid or stacked in rows. When rats begin eating a body the always start with the softest vissue first. Which means the rats eat the eyeballs first. This leaves the stack of corpses completely eyeless until the guards get around to disposing of the bodies.
Punishment for Pregnancy in North Korean Prison Camps –
Pregnancy is prohibited within the walls of North Korean Prison Camps and if a woman is found to be pregnant, while the terrified woman is still alive and tied to a tree. The guards will cut her open and throw the fetus away before executing her.
Weakness criteria –
The North Korean prison camps have a classification system referred to as the weakness criteria.
The weakness criteria is based on a prisoners weight considering the average height to be 170 cm (5 ft 7 in).
- If the subject is 42 kg (92 lbs) he or she is categorized as weakness level 1
- If they are 40 kg (88 lbs) weakness level 2
- At 38 kg (83 lbs) and under the prisoner is classified at weakness level 3 and is considered to be about to die.
Clock Torture –
Guards inside North Korean Prison Camps subject their prisoners to a form of torture called clock torture. In the image drawn the escaped prisoner witnessed a pregnant woman being tortured using clock torture until she was dehydrated.
The guard will say a time and the woman has to recreate the time using her body while remaining completely still.
Notice how he’s drawn the faces of the prisoners behind her who are being forced to watch the torture.
A Form of Punishment in the Prison Camp is being fed to the guard dogs –
One of the more heinous punishments in North Korean Prison Camps is being fed to the camps guard dogs. This punishment can be for anyone, young and old, male and female can all be fed to the prison camps guard dogs.
Not only is it not a crime but the dogs handlers are often praised for training vicious dogs.
Guards Beat Prisoners for Fun or to Relieve Stress –
The guards in North Korean Prison camps regularly deny the prisoners of their basic human rights.
The camp guards have been indoctrinated to believe the prisoners are no better than bugs. Because of this, beating and and even executing a prisoner of the camp is of no consequence to them.
Manual Labor & Extreme Hunger –
Prisoners in the camps of North Korea are subjected to harsh manual labor. They are given very small amounts of food rations, leaving them severely malnourished.
Their entire lives are spent in a state of starvation. Which leads to a hellish existence, leaving them wishing for death on most days.
As you can see in the image below the women are permanently bent over at a 90 degree angle by the age of 45. People regularly have a bloated belly due to hunger and are still forced into manual labor each day.
Catching and Eating Rats in the Prison Camps –
Inside the camps the prisoners are never given meat. The only way they can acquire meat is by catching and eating rats which are seen as a treat in the prison camps.
Due to prisoners eating the rats every chance they get the rat population is small in the camps.
The images drawn by an escaped prisoner of the prison camps in North Korea depict a life of living hell.
You can’t help but feel terrible sorrow for people living in these conditions. Hopefully, one day the world will no longer have such places. Those future days can’t come fast enough.
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