Defected to China, Forcibly Repatriated Back to North Korea by Chinese Authorities and Imprisoned in North Korea (1) Min-Bok LEEformer member, North Korean Science Academy I was born in North Korea in 1958 and was one of the leading plant genetic engineers in North Korea. I was a faithful believer in the North Korean system. However, I became totally disllusioned when I was cautioned for making..
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I Was a Prisoner of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp LEE Baek-lyong (aged 38, defected in May 2000) How I decided to escape and failedI was born in Musan County in North Hamgyong province. After I finished grade school and junior high school I became an officer in Kim Jong-il's personal guards squadron under command of the Central Committee of the Korea Worker's Party (KWP) from 1977 to M..
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The Punishment of Allegiance (2) Young-Gul CHANG (pseudonym)Escaped from North Korea 2008Entered South Korea 2009 Limited Access to Information and Knowledge In North Korea there are no television channels other than the Pyongyang Channel. The frequencies of all radios are not adjustable, so the Pyongyang Broadcasting Station is the only radio channel that people can listen to. No person can pr..
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A Life Sold for 2 Million Yuan Yonglim CHOIBorn in 1992,Escaped from North Korea 2009,Entered South Korea 2011 Poverty and Disease I was born in 1992 in Hyesan City. I was the first child of my father, who works at the 516 construction company, and my mother from South Hamgyong Province. I have one younger sister, and my family still remains in the North. Our family was very poor, so I never re..
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The Punishment of Allegiance (1) Young-Gul CHANG (pseudonym)Escaped from North Korea 2008Entered South Korea 2009 It was only three years ago that I arrived in South Korea and realized that, “This is truly the type of world in which humans should live.” Until then, I had only lived under a socialist system and was taught that it was the best and most advanced type of government, while democ..
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The Life I Experienced in North KoreaDevelopment of market activities in North Korea KIM Yun-HeeEscaped from North Korea in 2007Entered South Korea in 2008 Markets in North Korea The size of markets in North Korea is not large. They are about 150 pyeong (500m2). There is a standard 60cm frontage that is set out and given to each person who is selling things. Restricted to that space, people..
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North Korea’s Control over its People and the People’s Safety AgencyTestimony of a former officer of the People’s Safety Agency KIM Young-CheolFormer officer, People’s Safety Agency in North KoreaEscaped from North Korea and Entered South Korea in February 2008 I earned two degrees in North Korea. I first studied in North Korea’s technical college from 1986 to 1992. After I graduated,..
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