Illustrations from North Korea – level 2
The North Koreans jailed a North Korean man for travelling to China. He spent two years in a North Korean prison camp. He drew what he saw in the camp.
The illustrations are shocking. Some prisoners must stand in stressful positions for three days, and they must live in very small spaces. The prisoners are hungry. They must eat mice and snakes. When a prisoner dies, mice eat his body or people cremate it.
The illustrations are a part of a UN report. The report calls for Kim to face charges in the International Criminal Court.
Difficult words: stressful position (position of the body which is very painful), cremate (to burn a body), charge (official statements that somebody is a criminal).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Do you believe these illustrations?
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