Kwan-li-so No. 14 Kaechon (North Korean Prison Camp)

The Washington, D.C.-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) released a 200-page report calling for the dismantlement of a vast North Korean political prisoner camp system in which 150,000 to 200,000 are incarcerated.

The report, titled “Hidden Gulag: Second Edition, The Lives and Voices of "Those Who are Sent to the Mountains,” is being issued while North Korea celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the Kim dynasty, and as the country prepares to launch an Earth-orbiting satellite.
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@ 2012-04-10 07:55:19
Operated by the bo-wi-bu (National Security Agency) police, Kwan-li-so No. 14’s location is designated as Kaechon-kun, South Pyong-an. According to Kim’s description, the camp location is in a mountainous area. The main part of the camp is near Kaechonkun, so the camp is sometimes called “Kaechon.” It encompasses an area some 40–50 kilometers (25–31 miles) long and some 30 kilometers (19 miles) wide, and holds some
15,000 prisoners.