North Korean human rights activists Kim Young Hwan research fellow at Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights (NKnet) said that the Chinese public security used electric shocks during the course of investigation.
However, the Chinese public security did not use electric shocks and other physical force towards the three other South Korean men during the investigation.
Kim said to Daily NK, “The Chinese public security to identify the activities of the South Korean men Yoo Jae Kil, Kang Shin Sam and Lee Sang Yong had wired and monitored them,”
Moreover, “The Chinese public security accused Kim having come from a background as one of the first leader of South Korea’s North Korea human rights movements and former pro-Juche ideology activist (NL),” “They were trying to get more names through torturing him.”
The Chinese public security had demanded Kim to 'give them names of the North Korea human rights activists and organizations in China.'
Researcher Kim told his close friends upon returning to South Korea, “The Chinese public security burned me with an electric baton,” “It was very painful but bearable."
Moreover, Kim testified that the Chinese security agents played loud music to avoid his screaming from being heard from the outside.
Kim said at the press conference on the 25th, “I was given advice that if I were to reveal my torture in China North Korea human rights movements might be buried under China’s human rights problems” not disclosing the specifics of his torture.
Meanwhile, Kim stayed overnight at the National Intelligence Service soon after he returned to South Korea from China.
Kim had revealed information of his arrest in China and the tortures in the course of investigation to the NIS but the authorities did not disclose this information. The South Korean authorities are concerned that this case can cause diplomatic frictions with China.
Advertisements, links with an http address and inappropriate language will be deleted.