I was imprisoned for 10 years in a North Korean political prisoner camp. My name is Kang Cholhwan, 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, usually through USBs.
This is my second time doing an AMA on Reddit. I really enjoyed the first AMA, and would like answer more of your questions about myself, NKSC, and North Korea.
I am here working with a few translators to help me answer questions. We will be here for at least two hours. Please, ask any questions you might have!
Edit (12:00 pm KST): Thank you all for participating! We are going to call it a day for now. I am sorry that I could not answer all of your questions today, but we plan to do another AMA in the future. If you have a question, hold on to it and ask it during the next AMA. I am looking forward to answering more.