HELP US (2) Dong Sung LEE This is an appeal by a North Korean lumberjack, Mr. Dong Sung Lee, who had been hiding in Russia. His urgent plea had reached us via a Japanese journalist. The Citizen's Alliance had supported him financially from October 1996 to April 1998. Mr. Lee successfully defected to Seoul via a third country.No one to turn toSome went to China. They were the ones who had w..
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HELP US (1) Serial Story: An appeal by a North Korean refugee who had been hiding in Russia Dong Sung LEE This is an appeal by a North Korean lumberjack, Mr. Dong Sung Lee, who had been hiding in Russia. His urgent plea had reached us via a Japanese journalist. The Citizen's Alliance had supported him financially from October 1996 to April 1998. Mr. Lee successfully defected to Seoul via a ..
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THE SORROW OF DIVISION AND THE GRIEF OF LONGING HEE-SOOK KIMNORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR My name is Kim Hee-Sook. I lived in Seohang-1 dong, Songpyeong, in Cheongjin city, Northern Hamkyeong province. In August 7, 2002, I fled North Korea and arrived in South Korea on August 31, 2002. Before the division of the Korean Peninsula, my hometown was in Suwon, a city in South Korea. My eldest brother remai..
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BURYING MY PARENTS IN MY HEART BONG HEE HANNORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR I was born in 1976 in the North Hankyung Province. My father was an engineer for Gilju Factory and my mother was a physician at the Gilju Railroad Hospital. After completing 11 years of compulsory education, I entered Chungjin Junja Ja-Dong-Hwa College in 1993. MY FATHER’S SECRET Since both my parents were college graduates an..
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PRISONERS ARE STILL HUMAN BEINGS HYUK KIM NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR MY CHILDHOODI was born in Cheongjin, North Hamkyung province, in January 1982. I lived with my father, mother, and older brother. When I turned three in 1985, my mother died of a heart attack after eating something wrong. I then lost my father to starvation when I was twelve. After my father died, my brother and I were sent to an or..
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Nan-Hee’s Testimony: A Refugee’s Story Nan-Hee BYUN(A female refugee, arrival of May, 2003) I was born on December 15, 1980 in the Poong-in District, On Sung, of the Northern Hamgyung Province. My father was a military officer commanding a transportation company. My mother worked as a farm worker at a collective farm. My eldest brother received social welfare due to a leg disability. Anothe..
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The Horror of the North Korean Detention CenterWon-Chul KANG(Born in 1982; defected to South Korea in May 2001)The following is the testimony of a defector who escaped to China and was later repatriated to North Korea, where he was imprisoned in a detention center. North Korean Detention CenterI was detained for three months in Nong-Po Detention Center located in Northern Hamgyung Province in..
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To South Korea, From North Korea via China SONG Sun-hee In her late thirties, SONG Sun-hee fled from North Korea into China in 1997, but was caught twice by the Chinese police and repatriated to North Korea. She escaped again to China and arrived in South Korea in May 2003. Q: Where is your birthplace?A: I’m from Hoekyung, North Ham-kyung province.Q: What did you do in North Korea?A: I ..
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Experience in Domun Prison, ChinaLEE, Min SunLEE, Min Sun from North Korea arrived in South Korea July 2002. She was caught by the Chinese police in January 2002 and testified of her experience in Domun prison.Q: When were you caught in China?A: I was caught by the Chinese police in January 2002 and spent about a month in Domun prison.Q: How were you treated in prison?A: There, North Koreans are..
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Women across North Korea and ChinaAnonymousThis is a testimony received from an activist in China, of a North Korean woman, in her thirties, who has been in China for about two months. Q: What is it like nowadays in North Korea?A: North Korea is in times of trouble and hardship. Last year it was impossible to irrigate the crop and rice fields so all the fields just dried up. On that field, we ..
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