n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Eyes of the tailless animals : Prison memoirs of a North Korean woman, Soon Ok Lee : book review

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2070-5484



The author was a devoted member of the Communist party in a supervisory position at a distribution centre. She was imprisoned on trumped-up charges owing to the greed of her superiors. For six years she suffered in the North Korean prison system (1986-1992). Her prison memoirs, originally published in Korean in 1996, are an account of inhumane atrocities. Prisoners were regarded as sub-human - as "tailless animals".

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