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 graduate..
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Crossing the Perilous BorderTestimony of a young defector who passed through the valley of the shadow of death Yosep BAEKEscaped North Korea in 2003Entered South Korea in 2008 I was born in Hoeyang, Gangwon Province in January, 1984. From year 1998, I lived in Shinuiju and I left North Korea in late June, 2003. I then wandered around in China and Russia for years. I finally arrived in South Kor..
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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 of an Artist in North Korea KIM HunEscaped from North Korea in 2010Entered South Korea in 2010 I was a Class 1 Vocalist and Vice Dean of Arts in the Propaganda and Agitation Department before I came to South Korea in 2010. At the age of 16, I won first place in the All-Nation Singing Contest, and entered the world of the arts by joining the South Hamgyeong Provincial Band of Song and D..
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Twenty-Eight Years of My life in Political Prisoner Camp (Gwalliso) No. 18 KIM Hye SookEscaped from North Korea in 2009Entered South Korea in 2009 Life and family in the GwallisoIn 1970, while I was still living in Pyongyang, my parents were taken to a Political Prisoners Camp(hereinafter, Gwalliso) for reasons unknown to me. Five years later, when I was thirteen, I was also taken from my grand..
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The Reality of Long-Term Prison Labor Camp No. 9 (Gyohwaso) in Hwe-Sang Area of Ham-Heung City Dae-Gook PARKEscaped North Korea in 2009Entered South Korea in 2009 I entered the Korean People’s Army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1986. After serving in the army for ten years in Pyongyang, I graduated from the Kim Il-sung University of Political and Military Science, which is..
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"I Was a Broker" (37) RYU Sang-JoonNorth Korean defector and activist Entered South Korea in 2000 The next morning, I went to meet Kim Sung-Nim from Free North Korea Broadcasting Station, but he was out. However Candace from the Broadcasting Station greeted me brightly. Candace has always been concerned with North Korean refugees and often prayed for them. Candace seemed to be in a good mood. K..
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