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Korean ex-leprosy patients return to island colony

November 25, 2013
By HYUNG-JIN KIM , The Associated Press

SOROK ISLAND, South Korea - Kang Sun Bong once considered this tiny island a "hell on earth," a place where hospital workers beat the leprosy patients exiled here and forced them into harsh labor, sterilizations and abortions. But three years ago, old, sick and broke, Kang returned to the place he'd been banished with his mother decades ago.



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