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International Spotlight Shines on DPRK Rights Abuses

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As a girl, Grace Jo barely survived the North Korean famines of the 1990s. "Our food was wild vegetables, grasshoppers, mice and tree bark. That was our only food for several years," she said. At one point, she was on the verge of death from malnutrition until her grandmother found six baby mice under a stone in their yard. "She boiled [them] and I ate those boiled, and I was saved." Jo recounted the harrowing story of her and her family's struggle for food...

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