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North Korean defectors


Since the division of Korea after World War II and the end of the Korean War ( 1950–1953), .... There have been three cases of North Korean defectors who have escaped directly to Japan. In Janu...

Opinion: Why I fled North Korea - CNN.com


Apr 14, 2013 ... Hyeonseo Lee says she never imagined that it would take 14 years for her family to live together again.

Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea | TED Talk | TED.com


As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was “ the ... She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China.

What It's Like to Escape From North Korea | TIME


Oct 12, 2015 ... Two years earlier I had first escaped from my homeland by scrambling across the frozen river that divides North Korea and China. All I knew ...

Just about the only way to escape North Korea is if a relative has ...


Mar 31, 2016 ... One by one over the past decade, the members of this family have escaped from North Korea, the ones who made it out first earning money ...

I escaped from North Korea then went back to rescue my family ...


Feb 2, 2016 ... Hyeonseo Lee fled North Korea at the age of 17. Twelve years later, she made an audacious plan to smuggle her mother out of the country.

Refugee Stories Archives - Liberty in North Korea


After Ae Chan's mother escaped North Korea, she was sold as a bride to a Chinese-Korean man. It was through this marriage that Ae Chan was born.

How a Young Girl Escaped the Prison That Is North Korea


Jul 19, 2015 ... We lived in Hamgyong province, in a village called Undok in the northern part of North Korea. The first time we escaped during wintertime.

What Is Life Really Like in North Korea? One Woman's Story


Jul 28, 2015 ... Escaped North Korean human rights refugee Hyeonseo Lee (Photo: TED Conference/Flickr). As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo ...

Tales from North Korea: A defector's story - Al Jazeera English


Jan 8, 2016 ... For, in North Korea, she had learned to trust no one – not family, not .... Her uncle, who had fled North Korea after the Korean War, named her ...

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Escape from North Korea: 'How I escaped horrors of life under Kim ...


Nov 11, 2014 ... LONG READ: Yeonmi Park, a young woman who fled North Korea after seeing friends and family tortured and killed, tells her harrowing story.

How a 19-Year-Old North Korean Escaped and Became a Sushi ...


Oct 8, 2015 ... In the past 10 years, 186 North Korean defectors have settled in the US. After facing months or even years of danger and hardship on their ...

How I Escaped from North Korea | Christianity Today


May 26, 2015 ... In some ways, I imagine growing up in North Korea is like growing up anywhere else. I had a father and mother who rarely failed to show me ...