Dong-hyuk Shin

Dong-Hyuk Shin was born in the infamous “Camp 14”, one of the strictest forced labour camps in North Korea.

He spent most of his life in two different camps, attempted twice to escape unsuccessfully and suffered extensive torture and ill-treatment. He later became the subject of the biography “Escape from Camp 14” and has since been an advocate for human rights in North Korea at multiple international forums.


North Korea

Authoritarianism and Dissent: 21st Century Horizons with Dong-hyuk Shin

Dong-hyuk Shin, advocate for human rights in North Korea and former prisoner at the notorious “Camp 14” North Korean labor camp, addresses the 5th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks   Dong-hyuk Shin: If they complain, they could be submitted to