North Korean Prison Escapee Admits Inaccuracies In His Story
Shin Dong-hyuk says he altered a few details about his time in a North Korean prison camp, but the main details remain true.By Matt Moreno | January 19, 2015
A key North Korean human rights activist now says his story that's captivated millions has a few inaccuracies.
Shin Dong-hyuk's apparent years-long torture, the execution of his brother and mother and his eventual escape from a harsh North Korean concentration camp was the subject of best-selling 2012 book "Escape from Camp 14," authored by former Washington Post writer Blaine Harden.
While Shin does say his story is mostly true, he admits there are a few inaccuracies in it.