William Schabas

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Shin Dong-hyuk was 14 in 1996 when prison guards suspended him from the ceiling of an underground torture chamber by his hands and legs, all because his mother and brother had tried to escape. The flames of a charcoal fire scorched his back; a steel hook pierced the flesh of his groin; he lost consciousness.

Shin is the only known inmate to have escaped from one of North Korea’s top-security prison camps, where he had lived since birth (his parents were among the few granted conjugal rights).

He escaped by clambering over a would-be escapee whose dead body provided a safe channel through an electrified wire fence.…  Seguir leyendo »