Daily NK – Camp 22 Disbanded on Defection Fear

Daily NK has belatedly confirmed that one of North Korea’s infamous network of political prison camps has been closed down, while also obtaining information suggesting that the decision to close it was triggered by a high-level defection.

A source from North Hamkyung Province informed Daily NK on the 27th, “Camp 22 in Hoiryeong was totally shut down in June. It was decided that it should be closed down after the warden who ran it and another officer ran away to China.”

The source said that all the camp inmates were transferred to other camps, and that as far as he is aware none were released.

via Daily NK – Camp 22 Disbanded on Defection Fear.

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