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Fox News: What Could Have Been for Korean American Held in North Korean Prison

posted by Randall

Kenneth BaeThere’s a glimmer of hope today for Korean American Kenneth Bae who was recently sent to a special prison camp in North Korea after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, reports Fox News.

People familiar with the North Korean prison system say a sentence like that received by Bae could mean the inmate could be dead within three years of entering prison.

But the prison Bae was sent to is a “special prison,” a significant difference..

“These are not really camps like the political prison camps used for the North Korean people,” said Kang Chol-hwan, himself a former prisoner. “If Kenneth Bae was really sent to a prison camp, he would not survive and that would not be good for the Kim regime.

“Normally a person dies in three years after being sent to a real camp,” added Kang.

 Another expert on North Korean prisons also agreed with Kang. You can read more about that on Fox News,

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