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Friday, 21 February 2014

Cruelty In North Korea Jee Heon-a: a survivor’s testimony

A survivor testifies
that because her baby cried
and cried and cried,
the guard beat the mother,
made her shaking hands
up-end the baby

over a bucket,
bury its face in water
until the crying
stopped, and
it was observed
one bubble rose as it died.



©Sue Norton




Sue Norton lives and writes in York.

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