February 21, 2024

Ally to enemy: A Venezuelan poet’s brutal 7-year ordeal in North Korean prison

Even leftist bona fides did not save Ali Lameda when he angered regime, in case demonstrating its cruelty and paranoia

North Korea is notorious for taking visitors prisoner. And famous cases like Otto Warmbier and Merrill Newman have shown the regime’s willingness to use U.S. citizens as political hostages.

But Americans and other Westerners are not the only ones who have found themselves on the bad side of the Kim regime.