Shin Dong-hyuk
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North Korean escapee recalls life in labour camp

A man who was born inside a North Korean labour camp and escaped in 2005 has been speaking about his experience.

Shin Dong-hyuk, 31, escaped from the camp after climbing through an electric fence.

During his time inside, he was starved, tortured and saw his mother and brother executed.

Dong-hyuk recently wrote to former basketball player Dennis Rodman to ask if he would pressurise leader Kim Jong-un to deal with the camps.

He spoke to BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire via a translator.

  • 15 Jan 2014
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