North Korean Prison Camps

Radio Free Asia
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 North Korean prison camps incarcerate up to three generations of families of people who are accused of opposing the government. The inmates are completely cut off from North Korean society, which in turn knows little about the camps.

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Radio Free Asia
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Jan 6, 2016
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14
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9781632180223
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English
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Political Science / Human Rights
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