Shin Dong Hyuk

North Korea: Will Nuclear Alarms Wake Up the World?

Irwin Cotler | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Governments around the world -- along with the United Nations and other international bodies -- were quick to respond to North Korea's recent rocket launch with warranted condemnation and concern about the country's nuclear weapons program. It is regrettable, however, that while rocket launches make headlines, the deplorable state of human rights under the Kim dynasty receives relatively little attention.

Meet the Only Person Who Escaped North Korean Prison Camp

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Arguably, the most poignant interview ever broadcast on CBC Radio's The Current was the story this week about Shin Dong-hyuk -- possibly the only person ever to escape from a North Korean slave-labour prison camp. His story is important as it is unique in giving the world a peek inside that regime, and how the ruling Kim family maintains absolute control through fear and cruelty.