For Refugees, Russia Is the Purgatory to North Korea's Hell

In 2008, Ryu En Nam, a North Korean defector, was extradited from Russia and executed. He was tied to the train going back to North Korea. “It was horrible. The train started moving and for as long as he could, Ryu En Nam ran with it,” human rights lawyer Lubov Tataretz said, recalling what a Korean diplomat’s son had…


Trump Reverses Stance On 'Going Further Than Waterboarding' Because It Is Totally Illegal

Someone in Donald Trump’s seemingly small orbit apparently made it clear to the Republican presidential frontrunner that torture is illegal and telling soldiers to do it is an illegal order. The fact that Trump said he would do something that is impossible is nothing new—his reversal on the subject is.