North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk (left) watches a video about prison camps in his country during a presentation in South Korea in 2014. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk (left) watches a video about prison camps in his country during a presentation in South Korea in 2014. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk (left) watches a video about prison camps in his country during a presentation in South Korea in 2014. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
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Brainwashing: what is it and how effective can it be?

The term, which originates from a Chinese phrase, is now applied to prison camps in North Korea, cults and controversy over national education in Hong Kong

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North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk (left) watches a video about prison camps in his country during a presentation in South Korea in 2014. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk (left) watches a video about prison camps in his country during a presentation in South Korea in 2014. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk (left) watches a video about prison camps in his country during a presentation in South Korea in 2014. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
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