Free NK Gulag held a press conference at the Seoul Press Center on the 27th . They gave a presentation which said that the North Korean authorities forced political prisoners to mobilize to construct the nuclear site for the recent test.
An Myeong Cheol, a defector who was a guard at Hoiryoung Prison Camp, said that he saw more than 100 prisoners be taken to somewhere by truck in 1992. He heard from an agent that the prisoners were forced to construct a site for nuclear testing and were then executed for security reasons.
Free the NK Gulag insisted that to solve North Korea’s human rights issues, independent inquiries, such as a UN COI, need to be established as soon as possible.