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    Re: North Korea Proposes Talks w/South

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Last month I finished reading a book by an American journalist (Asian) who was captured on SK territory close to the border and incarcerated in NK for months before being released. Initially, she was held at a military base and was shocked at how primitive the conditions were. The only on-base communication device was a decades-old rotary phone. She also said that many of her female guards in Pyongyang were very curious about life in the West. She was questioned almost every day, but was never mistreated.
    She wasn't mistreated because she was a foreigner. North Korea still has labor camps for its own people. They hoped that she'd come back to America and give a positive light on North Korea.

    And yeah, things are very primitive in North Korea. Even their best hospital in Pyonyang was empty and few advanced equipment they had, the doctors didn't know how to use.

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    Re: North Korea Proposes Talks w/South

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah
    Last month I finished reading a book by an American journalist (Asian) who was captured on SK territory close to the border and incarcerated in NK for months before being released. Initially, she was held at a military base and was shocked at how primitive the conditions were. The only on-base communication device was a decades-old rotary phone. She also said that many of her female guards in Pyongyang were very curious about life in the West. She was questioned almost every day, but was never mistreated.
    Do you mean Laura Ling? She wrote a book about that?
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