I spent ten years living as a prisoner inside of a North Korean political prison camp. My name is Kang Chol-hwan, AMA.
Hello Reddit, my name is Kang Chol-hwan. For ten years I was a prisoner at Yodok political prison camp in North Korea. My family and I were sent there after my grandfather was accused of treason by the Kim regime.
Since escaping North Korea, I have become a journalist, author, and human rights activist. Currently I am the Executive Director of the North Korea Strategy Center, an NGO whose goal is to advocate for free media and press in North Korea. We target North Koreans directly by sending external media such as movies, documentaries, and dramas inside the country. To learn more about NKSC please visit our website and like our Facebook page.
I am sitting here with my translator and am ready to answer your questions! I’ll be here for about an hour or so but will check back throughout the day to answer more of your questions!
Edit: Hello all, translator here! Mr. Kang has run into a meeting but will be back later today. Keep asking questions, we want to answer more!
Edit #2: Hello Reddit, translator here again! Mr. Kang has had a busy day but he's coming back on shortly to answer a couple more questions. Get your questions ready!
Edit #3: Mr. Kang has really enjoyed this experience, but unfortunately we've had a long day over here and are heading home! Thank you for your questions!