We engineers often whispered that daily site
No. 2 at the 2.8 Vinalon Unified Enterprise was a strange place.
It is located in Yonmot Tong, Hungnam city,
some 6 kilometers south (?) from the 2.8 Vinalon Unifed Enterprise.
As an electrician inspector in the factory, I had long wished
to have an opportunity of access to it myself.
I was approached, one day in ???, by a facility
officer from daily site No. 2 with a request for installation
of machinery to squeeze oil from soy beans for the production
of artificial meat at the site. Installation of new machines requiring
electricity was under very strict control due to the extremely
limited supply of power in North Korea.
I gave his request my special attention and
managed to get the project authorized by the factory manager.
The facility officer was overjoyed with the authorization and
came over to my office with 2 bottles of wine. When we became
very friendly over drink and food in my office, I asked him what
kind of a place is Daily Site No. 2?
His reply was, “You're better off not knowing
about it.” And he told me to wait for him
at the gate of the Daily Site No. 2 at 10 o’clock in the
morning of 7 April (2003), and to inspect its power control facilities
so that installation of new equipment could be designed.
When I approached the site on the day of my
appointment, I could see nothing from the front except a thickly
wooded area that included silver poplars. When I passed through
the trees, I found an entirely different view. The daily site
No. 2, which many people believed was a factory producing trench
mortars, was in fact a chemical factory. It was difficult to even
breath because of the unpleasant chemical smell all around.
While I was inspecting the facilities in the
power control unit, I saw a prisoner truck that resembled a freezer
truck arrive. I noticed a strange expression on the face of the
facility officer at the sight. The steel gate of a tunnel was
opened automatically and the truck disappeared into the tunnel.
A little later, electricity went out all over
the entire factory with a big sound of sparking. I was outside
the tunnel. The facility officer and his boss went into the tunnel.
Some 20 minutes later, they came out from the tunnel and asked
for my help.
I went into the tunnel with them after receiving
clearance with the State Security Agency office in the factory.
There was another steel gate and check point inside the tunnel.
Inside the tunnel, I found that a truck had hit the tunnel wall
and caused the sparking and power line disconnection.
I repaired the broken power lines and was about
to leave the place when the light was turned back on by an electrician
in his haste. At that moment of sudden light, I was horrified
by what I saw there.
There were large boxes of what looked like aluminium
about the size of a large freezer on both sides. Each box had
a door in front. There was a large and round window on each door.
I witnessed with my own eyes human hands moving
inside two of the boxes. I could not breathe. The facility officer
also looked very confused and disturbed.
Then, I was led to the office of SSA to seal
a statement with my thumbprint to state that I had left the tunnel
when it was still dark. They added that my life would be in jeopardy
if I told anybody about what I saw in the tunnel.
Afterwards, I had an opportunity to sit together
with the facility officer over drinks and heard him saying the
site is a chemical factory producing all kinds of gas and prisoners
sentenced to death are used for experimentation.
This is why I stole letters of prisoner transfer from
the Control Center No. 22 in the office of SSA in my factory on
????. I was so shocked by this North Korean crime that I have
defected from North Korea on ????