May 03, 2005

Breakpoint: North Korea Freedom Coalition

Sad commentary today on Breakpoint today:
The story was reminiscent of the horrors of Auschwitz. Kwon Hyuk, who recently defected from North Korea, was telling a British journalist what it was like to work at Camp 22, North’s Korea’s infamous concentration camp. As Hyuk recalled, “I witnessed a whole family being tested on suffocating gas and dying in the gas chamber. The parents were vomiting and dying, but till the very last moment they tried to save the kids by doing mouth-to-mouth breathing.”

Its sad how we in the west don’t seem to care all that much about this … luckly:

Atrocities like these are the reason that some forty groups, including the Wilberforce Forum, have formed the North Korea Freedom Coalition. Our goal: to urge the State Department to fully implement the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004, which we also helped get passed.

Colson closes with a call to action:

Sixty years ago, the Allies threw open the doors to Nazi-run camps—and were horrified by what they found. Today, Auschwitz is a reality once again—in North Korea. And this time, we cannot claim we don’t know what’s going on in these camps. The only question is: What are we going to do about it?

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