Image and story are from Open Doors USA. You can read The Documented Killing of a North Korean Christian, posted by Emily at Open Doors USA.
"Chongori is a relatively small prison camp in North Korea. It holds approximately 6,000 prisoners who are forced to undergo hard labor, torture and ‘reeducation’. Secret executions are not uncommon. Between July and September 1998 the guards used a very gruesome method to kill several prisoners.
"One night a total of seven prisoners from various cells were told to pack up their belongings and ordered by Choi Kwang, a middle-aged police interrogator, to come out of the cellblock. The seven included Kim Ju-won, in his mid-50s, who was serving a prison term as a traitor due to his Christian faith. Kim wore a red t-shirt that his sister had given him while visiting her brother a few days earlier. The other prisoners thought that the seven were part of a routine transfer to another prison, a fairly common occurrence.
"The prisoners were brought to a corridor in another building and told to wait there. The prisoners were then called into a room one by one and told to sit facing four uniformed officers at the front of the room. Another officer stood behind a separate table in the area between the prisoner and the four officers seated in a row. In addition, two guards were posted, one on each side of the prisoner. The prisoner took his seat, fully aware of the regulations that he was not allowed to lift his head to look squarely in the eyes of the interrogators. The guards on either side of the prisoner held behind a strong, thin metal wire, either coiled or hanging loose. The prisoner, with his face towards the floor in utter submission to the proceedings, was purposely positioned and unable to see the wires in the guards’ hands..."