Speaker - Kang Chol-Hwan

Geneva Summit Speaker - Kang Chol-Hwan

Kang Chol-Hwan is a journalist, author, and North Korean defector. As a nine-year-old child, he and his entire family were imprisoned in the Yodok concentration camp by the government of dictator Kim Il-sung. For ten years, he was subjected to the brutal conditions of the camp, where he and his family were in constant danger of starvation and death from exposure. In 2000, Kang published "The Aquariums of Pyongyang", a description of his experiences and the very first survivor account of North Korea’s concentration camps.

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