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Nicholas Hamisevicz featured in TakePart

March 4, 2014

Nicholas Hamisevicz, KEI's Director of Research and Academic Affairs was featured in the February 24, 2014 TakePart article titled "Revealing the Horror and Fear That Rules Life in North Korea".

In the article, Director Hamisevicz is quoted saying:

What did your family do during the Korean war? Or what did they do to fight the Japanese? If they were sympathizers, then their grandkids will pay the price,” says Nicholas Hamisevicz, director of the Korea Economic Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C. He says the U.N. report could prove to be a good tool for helping the rest of the world understand the draconian methods used by Kim Jong-un’s regime to catalog people’s allegiance to the country and their patriotism: “It could give us a new understanding for how the political prison camps work, and how the system of classifying people as far as their loyalty to the regime [works]. People don't even know how they're classified.

To read the full article, please click here.