fact that freedom is not allowed is evidence that a terrible dictatorship
doesn’t just fail to recognize the value of the people. It rejects an
individual’s wisdom and creativity, turning him or her into a merely utilizable
slave. That is the present tyranny of the North Korean regime.
collection focuses on the suppression of freedom, which is only one part of the
many ways in which the North Korean regime ruthlessly represses and legislates
to control the North Korean people. The stories selected for transferal to this
book are factual.
Korea is a human rights wasteland in which a single word not in accordance with
regime maintenance can have you violently dragged in and, quite possibly,
executed. That it is an inhumane hostile power which must be overthrown as
quickly as possible it demonstrates all by itself. There is no other country in
the world today which uses innocent humans as disposable byproducts in the
maintenance of their regime as does the North Korean dictatorship.
members of PEN International North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Center together
with other refugee North Korean writers have compiled the pieces found in this
book to send a message to the people of South Korea and the world’s conscience
that there should no longer be silence on the North Korean human rights
situation. Please read this collection closely, and without anger.
International PEN Center North Korean Writers in Exile