The following book review of Blaine Harden’s ‘Escape from Camp 14’ was originally published in The Indian Express on March 5, 2012.
Barely 200 kilometres from the ultramodern Seoul high-rise where I
write this is North Korea’s Camp 14, where some 15,000 inmates are
literally worked to death, forced to witness periodic executions,
subjected to beatings, rape, disfigurement and torture, and