Slaves freed from S. Korean salt farms face misery in shelters
A government official, foreground, meets with salt farm owners and workers as a part of human rights inspection on Sinui Island, South Korea. Life as a salt-farm slave was so bad Kim Jong-seok sometimes fantasized about killing the owner who beat him daily. Freedom, he says, has been worse. In the year since police emancipated the severely mentally disabled man from the farm where he had worked for eight years, Kim has lived in...