Human Experiments In North Korea
One man, a 55-year-old chemist, claimed he was in charge of an experiment to test the effect of deadly nerve gas on political prisoners.
“He said he was involved in the killing of two people – one who did not expire for 2Ã‚½ hours, and the second didn’t die till 3Ã‚½ hours had passed,” Cooper told CBC for a documentary airing Wednesday night on the radio program Dispatches.
Other defectors told him of “mass starvations, gruesome experimentations, and yes, as we now are beginning to learn and to confirm, gas chambers,” he said.
Soon Ok Lee, a North Korean now living in the United States, said she spent years in a political prison camp before escaping.
“When I was in jail, there was at least once or twice in the prison camp, chemical testing on humans that I witnessed,” she said.