I was merely a prisoner under the dictatorship. Einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit ist sie bekannt durch ihr Buch Lasst mich Eure Stimme sein!, in dem sie ihr Leben in einem nordkoreanischen Straflager beschreibt. Ok Soon Lee was born on March 2, 1938 and passed away on January 23, 2020 and is under the care of Rose Hills Memorial Park. And I saw an infant who was crying with pain (crying). Ok Soon Lee Mrs. Ok Soon Lee of Belchertown, Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2020 at Wing Memorial Hospital from cardiac arrest. Among 7,000 prisoners there were about 2,000 housewives who had children at home, and after one month of my life in prison, I saw them publicly executed. Lee Soon-ok (born 1947 in Chongjin, North Korea) is a former prisoner of a North Korean political prison and the author of Eyes of the Tailless Animals: Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman, an account of her ordeal of being falsely accused, tortured, and imprisoned under poor conditions for crimes against the state and her subsequent release from prison and defection from the country. I worked at the chief product supply office, I was the general manager of the product supply office, in North Korea we were supplying food and materials to people. Kim Jong Il is an inhuman person. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Ok-Soon’s connections and jobs at similar companies. And see this dent — I find it after recovering consciousness so I don’t know what happened, but I must have been poked or stabbed with something. And my eyesight still hasn’t recovered. Between 1956 and ’63 many Christians were imprisoned, and the rest of their families were imprisoned in another separate prison for families. Contact Information. During my stay in Kaechon Prison most of the 6,000 prisoners were struggling to survive, and they were not political prisoners. In Kaechon Prison, there were more than 6,000 prisoners. And they became carbons. And when they cried to the Lord, “My Lord, my Lord,” then those people had boiling water poured on them. They told me I was responsible for the non-supply of food to the people, although it was not my responsibility but the responsibility of the leader. Along with fellow North Korean prison camp internees Kang Chol-Hwan and An Hyuk (both were in Yodok concentration camp), she received the Democracy Award from the American non-profit organization National Endowment for Democracy in July 2003. At the cost of my life I don’t worry. Soon Ok Lee, Born in 1947. Following her release, Lee wrote several letters of protest to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il[4] about her cruel treatment in the camp but never received a response and was eventually threatened with unspecified consequences if she wrote any more letters. This was Kim Jong Il’s instruction. I had no other food. During 1990, ’91, ’92, they treated the Christians more strictly. Not all the prisoners were ideologically against the government — they were just miserable because of the lack of food, and when they uttered one word of complaint, they were considered to have a problem ideologically. I was fastened to an iron pole, fastened at my bosom and stomach and legs. Sie floh 1996 nach Südkorea. Sook-Yin Lee, Actress: Shortbus. In the following excerpt from her book, Soon Ok Lee details the hell within North Korean prisons, including restriction of emotion, public executions, and human experimentation. Kim II Sung hated God most. It is nonsense to have so many political prisoners. [5], Eyes of the Tailless Animals: Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman, "Testimony before the United States Congress", "Three N. Koreans Named Winner of NED's Democracy Award", United States Senate Hearings: Testimony of Ms. So we can … could eat live rats. When we eat one piece of bread and cup of salty water and pass one year like this, the human loses the sense of taste, whether it is salty or fishy or whatever. She had been in declining health for a number of years. And then, from time to time there a living infant is delivered, and then if someone delivers a live infant, then the guards kick the bloody baby and kill it (crying). She has testified before the US Congress and spoken at churches worldwide; she estimated that in her camp alone there were at least 6,000 political prisoners. She believes she was one of the victims of a power struggle between the Workers' Party and the public security bureau police. My heart was breaking because my only son and my beloved husband, they have no relationship to my imprisonment, but they had to go to a forced labor camp. I feel a physical threat from North Korea. I saw that in 20 or 30 minutes they died like this in that place. Right now I hope the day comes sooner when the 23 million North Koreans can be set free. View the profiles of professionals named "Soon Ok Lee" on LinkedIn. And it was swollen. In the meantime when I recall my prisoner’s life in the north, there were over 2,000 housewives and pregnant women. It is a secret. There are 10 professionals named "Soon Ok Lee", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. My father was in a high-ranking position in North Korea, and myself I was graduate of the university, and I was a member of the labor party, and I didn’t suffer from anything before. And I was in water, and I had to drink water. And they tortured me in order to get a “yes” from me, that it is my responsibility. When we could catch rats, we thought it was a fortunate day. And since the Korean War — in Korea they call it June 25 War — the No. Under this dictatorship we cannot say anything and we cannot smile, and we cannot show tears, we cannot walk freely, and we were forced to go to the toilet only three times a day. I have to express this in words that I witnessed such an inhumane hell (crying). This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). How can there can be so many political prisoners under a regime where we cannot express our own thoughts? Soon Ok Lee is a former prisoner at Kaechon Prison in North Korea. I had to lie down and drink water, then when my stomach was full of water they stamped down on my stomach making the water level and my body level even and then the water came out of my mouth and anus. I was imprisoned at the age of 39. Since leaving North Korea, she has resided in South Korea. 세계 최대의 비즈니스 인맥 사이트 LinkedIn에서 soon ok lee님의 프로필을 확인하세요. Resides in Los Angeles, CA. I was so sad, and I was so stunned to see that young woman executed although we are not war prisoners and we are not enemies, but they executed a mother of children, just like that. At that time, 30 prisoners were kicked to death by the guards’ boots. I was captured in October ’86, and I was imprisoned in ’87 and in May 1988. Soon Ok Lee, 52. Phone Numbers. When I was in prison I was treated with no regard to my motherhood. And I looked like a strange animal. I was just like a beast. There were a couple of them who survived from the family prison. In the south I could get a stomach operation but still I am suffering from pains, because of the water torture. Zes jaar na haar aankomst in het kamp was niemand van haar begintijd nog in leven. Therefore I feel threatened. And my husband was a school principal. However, a promise made by an interrogator to not take any punitive action against her husband and son if she confessed—a promise that she would find out to have been false—finally convinced her to plead guilty to the charges. I felt that this is not a country to live in; it is a human being’s hell on earth. 3 juin 2013 - soon ok lee is one of the artists at the apat convention in sydney this october so contact di curtin if you want info attachment apat sol set jpggorgeous work I was imprisoned for seven years at the political brainwashing camp Kaechon in Pyungbuk province.… I was in prison from 1987 till January 1993. They are always very cautious to express their opinion, even one word because they don’t know when they will be captured and imprisoned if they say the wrong thing. So in the prison I had to experience such pain, and it is just a miracle that I was freed from such circumstances. Lee Soon-ok (born 1947 in Chongjin, North Korea) is a former prisoner of a North Korean political prison and the author of Eyes of the Tailless Animals: Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman, an account of her ordeal of being falsely accused, tortured, and imprisoned under poor conditions for crimes against the state and her subsequent release from prison and defection from the country. Lee Soon-ok (born 1947 in Chongjin, North Korea) is a former prisoner of a North Korean political prison and the author of Eyes of the Tailless Animals: Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman, an account of her ordeal of being falsely accused, tortured, and imprisoned under poor conditions for crimes against the state and her subsequent release from prison and defection from the country. In the prison there were rats, they are manufacturing leather goods and leatherwear, so there are many rats. University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626 Rochester, NY 14642. If we were found catching rats, we were put in a separate solitary cell. Both sides of shoulders are not even. I have headaches from time to time because I was kicked in the head. That type of work is done under a high temperature, and my spine started to shrink. Looking at that scene, I lost my mind. Still you can see a bit here. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. In the prison there were many Christians. And my shoulder is curved. Since leaving North Korea, she has resided in South Korea. [1][2][3], For six years, Lee was imprisoned in Kaechon concentration camp where she reported witnessing forced abortions, infanticide, instances of rape, public executions, testing of biological weapons on prisoners (see human experimentation in North Korea), extreme malnutrition, and other forms of inhumane conditions and depravity. I was the Director of the Government Supply Office for party cadres for 14 years when I was arrested in 1984 under the false charge of embezzlement of state property. At that time I had a scar here on my face, by that tenure. I cannot forget about this. She also spoke with NBC News about her time at Kaechon. Join Facebook to connect with Soon Ok Lee and others you may know. I experienced this atrocity during my prisoner’s life, for seven years I got only 100 grams of corn for every meal. Following her arrest, she was severely tortured and threatened for months but maintained her innocence. And the guards of the prison told the prisoners, “You are not human beings. Without having any taste. FREE Background Report & Reputation Score (2.98) for Soon Lee in Indianapolis, IN - View Criminal & Court Records | Photos | Address, Email & Phone Number | Personal Review | Income & Net Worth Hundreds of people became victims of biochemical testing. Soon Ok Lee came into the camp with enormous personal strength and integrity to begin with (as she had just survived months of brutal torture whilst refusing to sign a false confession). The address on file for this person is 1619 W Pacific Coast Hwy 152, Wilmington, CA 90744 in Los Angeles County. Faculty Appointments. Soon Ok Lee, "Under the loving care of the fatherly leader", "The Hidden Gulag: Exposing North Korea’s Prison Camps", "Praying for a Revolution in North Korea", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lee_Soon-ok&oldid=994784775, Articles with dead external links from December 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 December 2020, at 14:46. We just ate it. Soon Ok Lee has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. [3], It is not clear why she was released, although Lee suspects that the officials responsible for jailing her were the subjects of investigations by higher-ranking members of North Korea's government.[1]. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. There is no other hell like North Korea. Einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit ist sie bekannt durch ihr Buch Lasst mich Eure Stimme sein!, in dem sie ihr Leben in einem nordkoreanischen Straflager beschreibt. Alle zesduizend gevangenen van het kamp moesten voor appèl aantreden. That is inhuman. That is not because they are guilty but because they need the manufacture of products by the prisoners. I was treated just like an animal, just like a slave. If Kim Jong Il, the leader, is there, why do we have to starve?” Such a complaining word made us get put in prison. Sook-Yin Lee was born in 1966 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Now I don’t know how many persons are put into the prisons and how many prisoners are killed at this moment. Soon Ok Lee is a former prisoner at Kaechon Prison in North Korea. So far almost no one has survived of those who were imprisoned there. Lee Soon-ok ist eine koreanische Menschenrechtsaktivistin. When they do the water torture, they use a specially designed 10-liter kettle. My face shrank, and I was tortured on account of what I have not done. And I was imprisoned because the North Korean economy was in recession and the supply of materials was not in good condition, that’s why I was imprisoned. I have a scar on the left corner of my eye because of the torture, and my teeth were broken. Enkele keren werd ze ziek, maar herstelde ze wonderbaarlijk. Right now I feel that I don’t have to worry. The guards kicked me with their boots, and I was forced to do work that I never had done before. Soo Ok Lee, Ph.D. Was this reality or a nightmare? I wonder how a human being can kill another healthy human being like that. Lee Soon-ok, née en 1947 à Chongjin, en Corée du Nord, est une ancienne prisonnière d'une prison politique nord-coréenne. In this prison there were 6,000 prisoners, and there are a total of 200,000 political prisoners in North Korea (starts to cry). I was crying out, calling my children’s name. Soon Ok Lee is on Facebook. And I saw one young housewife who had children age 5 and 7. She managed to reunite with her son and escape from North Korea soon afterward, converting to Christianity along the way. And they died. In 1992 leek het leven van Lee ten einde. But North Korea, they have a plan to put people into prison, the schedule the number of prisoners every year. Also known as Yoon Lee, Soon Lee Lotze, Lotze Soon Lee. We experienced malnutrition, and when we reached the third degree of malnutrition, the worst condition, when we drank water or ate bread, it came out through the anus immediately. There were six executioners with three bullets each. I felt I had become an alien, not a human being in this world. They tramped on me so strongly that my teeth were broken and my eyeball came out. Living on this side, I see many people are happy and free and free to take care of their children as they like, give them clothes and food. By all the people’s voice as one, I sincerely request this. And then I screamed and was sent out of the auditorium. Under the regime of Kim Jong Il’s dictatorship. The corn cake, 100 grams, that is the size of one choco-pie. Includes Address(10) Phone(5) Email(2) See Results. I feel like I died and was reborn. Soon Tat J Lee, 45. Now it has changed, totally changed 180 degrees. The left side of my shoulder protrudes in a lump, the bone protrudes upward. And they hung me from the ceiling, two hands together and then beat me. 1 enemy is God. After that, myself, my son and Kang Chol Van and Ahn Hyol and Ahn Nyung Chol and some other people made the facts known to the public, including the U.N., and I think Kim Jong Il took it seriously, and now the number is reduced to half. It is especially inspiring how she found additional strength in Christianity, which is outlawed in North Korea. They put salty water into the pregnant women’s womb with a large syringe, in order to kill the baby, even when the woman was eight months or nine months pregnant (crying). Skip to main content. Office: (585) 276-5242. Visit Lab Website. They would shoot a total of 18 shots to the heart. AKA: soon ok lee, lee soon, soon o lee, soon-ok o lee, soon-ok lee. She recently published her memoirs and testified about her experiences before the U.S. Congress. And my breastbone, backbone and my legs are not in normal condition. Recommended to Denise by: Julia Lux Tatsachenbericht über die Arbeitslager in Nordkorea. Ok-Soon has 4 jobs listed on their profile. And they gave me one small cup of saltwater. Not even once. This left side of my face is paralyzed. Lee was a manager in a North Korean government office that distributed goods and materials to the country's people when she was falsely accused of dishonesty in her job. Related To Catherine Lee, John Lee, Shin Lee, Seung Lee. Recalling that scene, I still cannot rid myself of nightmares. I felt like I had two heads because my shoulder bone protruded so much. I was captured by them in my office, without knowing the reason. And they tramped until the water level and my body level was even. And this side is hollowed because they tramped on me here. It was biochemical testing, using just a bit, the substance just 1/10,000. 1,530 Followers, 405 Following, 12.6k Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jasmin=So Young=Soon Ok LEE (@soonok_lee_jasmin) She recently published her memoirs and testified about her experiences before the U.S. Congress. View the profiles of people named Soon Ok Lee. They uttered a word, like this: “Why do we have to starve? That’s why I was not strong enough to have patience to experience severe pain. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Soon Ok Lee. However, the number of prisoners are 200,000-plus, and other types of prisons 200,000 — total 400,000 prisoners are in the prisons. Research Labs. Djalma Barroso She was held in a prison camp for six years. I think the rest of the world’s people should know about such atrocities in North Korea. If someone does not fulfill his daily duty, then the portion will be only half — 50 grams. All of them were political prisoners, and they were treated just like beasts. And my height became 120-130 centimeters. Soon Ok Lee is listed as an Agent with Green River Cafe Inc. in Connecticut. They put the mouth of the kettle into the prisoner’s mouth, then automatically the throat is opened. Ms. When we caught a rat, we didn’t cook it. Background Checks My back became curved like a soccer ball, and the distance between my heart and stomach narrowed, and my shoulders, the bones stuck out. I was imprisoned in 1987, and during the years of 1988 through ’93, when I was released, I saw the research supervisors — they were enjoying the effect of biochemical weapons, effective beyond their expectations — they were saying they were successful. Soon Ok Lee June 21, 2002 I was a normal gullible North Korean citizen, loyal to Leader and Party, and believed that North Korea was a people's paradise. And there is a law for the political prisoners not to continue generations, for three generations. I was beaten with a leather strap 10 centimeters wide and 1.5 meters long. Participe do Facebook para se conectar com Soon Ok Lee e outros que você talvez conheça. She was 88 years old and was the last of eight siblings to pass away. To stop the generations. They were moved to a separate working place. And this type of system exists only in North Korea, nowhere else in the world. And I was really shocked when Kim II Sung was alive, he tried to manufacture biochemical weapons and testing not on animals but with human beings because our enemy is not an animal, but a human being. He most painful moment for me at the time was the torture. So it is nonsense. Previous Addresses: Glendale, CA, Porter Ranch, CA. Sie floh 1996 nach Südkorea. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. But in the prison like mine, I’m the only person who survived. The company is a Connecticut Domestic Profit Corporation, which was filed on April 11, 2013. The address on file for this person is 151 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897 in Fairfield County. And I was treated just like an animal. I saw so many poor victims. And they tested them on the prisoners instead of animals. So they were forced to abort their children. Resides in Orland Park, IL. All the North Koreans know there are prisons, and even 3-year-old kids know there are prisons, and when they cry, if they are told, “You will be sent to a prison camp,” then they stop crying. And they had to work in the forced labor camp, and still I feel very bad because I was born in North Korea, and my husband passed away under such circumstances. I witnessed public executions. Below is an edited account of that discussion, in her own words. I saw she was forced to come to the prison, and she shouted “I have children but I’ve been imprisoned, and my husband was imprisoned, and now the children will starve at home.” And I saw her executed, in public, in front of 6,000 prisoners. Since escaping with her son via China to South Korea in 1995, Lee has written Eyes of the Tailless Animals: Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman, a memoir of her six-year imprisonment on false charges in Kaechon concentration camp. While they were torturing me, sometimes for a couple of days, I lost consciousness, and when I came to, I saw I had a wound on my back and the large flies defecated on the bloody part and then sometimes maggots. Soon Ok Lee keek ook zelf de dood meerdere malen in de ogen. Soon Ok Lee is listed as an Officer with Jung Eun Lee, Inc. in California. And I experience such atrocities, and I make it public, so Kim Jong Il may wish to kill me hundreds of times. And I put it back in the socket again and massaged it by hand for a couple of days. View Ok-Soon Lee’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. You can see my face shrank like this, and I’m really so sad. Join Facebook to connect with Soon Ok Lee and others you may know. Though she managed to escape, the memories continue to haunt her everyday. Because of the heavy weight of my body, when I was hung, I have a wound on my wrists and the flesh removed, because of the handcuffs. At the time my only child was a university student, at Kim Il Sung University. IE 11 is not supported. I cannot believe I could survive under such tight control, even controlling my physical functions and under the pressure of rifles and knives. (Editor’s note: Soon’s descriptions are graphic and may not be suitable reading for all.). soon ok님의 프로필에 경력 1개가 있습니다. You must think that you are beasts; otherwise you will not survive.”. Try Prime All Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. And I became just like a strange animal in shape. Amazon.com: Soon Ok Lee. And I was kicked with boots. Soon Ok Lee está no Facebook. And the left side of my face is like this.… The left side of my face is deformed like this and cannot recover. When I was there, there were 24 prison camps. That’s why I have such courage. Once they picked out 50 persons from our group, and they put them in the auditorium and gave them a piece of boiled Korean cabbage, and then as soon as they ate it, blood came out from their mouth and anus. Testemunho do que Deus tem realizado entre os povos e países mais fechados do mundo.DBM - Movimento Servos da Missão - www.dbmissao.com.brPr. In the Kaechon Prison, I believed in God, and I was kicked by the guards, and I had to work in the ironworks factory. So I would appreciate it if you understand that there are so many political prisoners in North Korea. Locations. Physical side effects after the torture in North Korea was too much until now. She is an actress and writer, known for Shortbus (2006), Hedwig and the … And I was tortured with water. Ms. Lee has been partially disabled due to the physical torture she was subjected to for well over a year, including but not limited to water torture. Erschreckend wie grausam dort vorgegangen wird. Her husband disappeared during her imprisonment and she has not heard from him since. LinkedIn에서 프로필을 보고 soon ok님의 1촌과 경력을 확인하세요. See 4 Profile Searchers. 245 S Reno St Apt 6, Los Angeles, CA 90057. Below is … And the facts should be known by the United States Congress and the government, and the United Nations, they should make Kim Jong Il set the prisoners free. I cannot forget that image. The company is a California Domestic Corporation, which was filed on June 26, 2001. Where there are no human rights — this exists only in North Korea. Lived In Lacey WA. Funeral Service will be held on February 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park - SkyRose Chapel, 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California. Lee Soon-ok (* 1947 in Ch’ŏngjin, Nordkorea) ist eine koreanische Menschenrechtsaktivistin. Two guards did it. review of another edition. Security bureau police Search en Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign Account... 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