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North Korean Orphans and Refugees in Laos: Symptom of a Larger Problem

North Korean Orphans and Refugees in Laos: Symptom of a Larger Problem | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Nick Miller, whose interests, like those of the DPRK itself, span the borderlands and beyond, looks at DPRK-Laos relations and the case of nine young defectors sent back from whence they came.
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ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run
Tens of thousands of North Koreans have fled the hardline  state, most of them over the past decade. Their tales of escape make for inspiring reading. This site brings together the latest news developments. (I dedicate this to Mihyang, a brave little girl who made the journey, and whom I met in Seoul.)
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North Korea Steps Up Border Control, Toughens Punishment for Defectors / Sputnik International

North Korea Steps Up Border Control, Toughens Punishment for Defectors / Sputnik International | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
North Korea has tightened its patrols on the border with China in a bid to curb the flow of defectors, a human rights group said Tuesday.
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From North Korea to Gangnam style: one defector's journey - The Guardian

From North Korea to Gangnam style: one defector's journey - The Guardian | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
When Nam Jin Hyeon was young his family was forced to trade their house for a sack of corn. Now he designs apartments in Seoul and hopes to build new homes in a united Korea
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North Korean defector: Exposing reality 'most powerful form of resistance' - Al Jazeera America

North Korean defector: Exposing reality 'most powerful form of resistance' - Al Jazeera America | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
A woman who was tortured in her homeland tells of what drove her to seek asylum in South Korea
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Voices of North Korea: Teenager surprised at South's competitiveness, materialism - UPI.com

Voices of North Korea: Teenager surprised at South's competitiveness, materialism - UPI.com | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
This 19-year-old high school student fled North Korea with her mother and sister in 2008. She wept at times during the interview, but she also had a strong laugh.
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North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Sang Hoon

North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Sang Hoon | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Growing up, Sang Hoon didn’t think the outside world was all bad. He saw U.S. aid coming into North Korea and, contrary to what the regime said, he heard that South Korea was flourishing.
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N. Korean defectors work more, earn less: poll - The Korea Herald

N. Korean defectors work more, earn less: poll - The Korea Herald | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
North Korean defectors here are paid far less than South Koreans, while they work longer on average, a government poll showed Monday.North Korean refugees' monthly income increased to 1.47 million won ($1,337) in 2014 from 1.41 million won a year...
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North Korea's Horrors, as Shown by One Defector's Drawings

North Korea's Horrors, as Shown by One Defector's Drawings | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
The graphic sketches depict atrocities committed by Kim Jong Un's regime.
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What do defectors miss most their lives in North Korea?

What do defectors miss most their lives in North Korea? | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Although many defectors feel they had no choice but to leave North Korea, it's important to remember that the DPRK was once the place they called home – in some cases for several decades or more.
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After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction

After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
For the last two weeks North Korea watchers have been much pre-occupied with what can be described as the “Shin Dong-hyuk affair.” At least some suspicions had been confirmed when Shin suddenly admitted what many had hitherto suspected: he did not...
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Former North Korean prisoner forms unlikely alliance with ex-gulag guard

Former North Korean prisoner forms unlikely alliance with ex-gulag guard | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Once they were on opposite sides of the bars but now Shin Dong-hyuk and Ahn Myung-chul work together to raise awareness of plight of prisoners
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N. Korean Defectors Urge Switzerland to Freeze Pyongyang Assets - Voice of America

N. Korean Defectors Urge Switzerland to Freeze Pyongyang Assets - Voice of America | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
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N. Korean Defectors Urge Switzerland to Freeze Pyongyang Assets Voice of America “We have experienced and witnessed the gross, systematic and widespread violations of human rights committed by the North Korean regime against its...
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North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Chang Soo

North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Chang Soo | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Chang Soo’s struggles in North Korea started toward the end of the famine and spanned for nearly two decades. During this time, he found it incredibly difficult to get enough to eat.
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KOREA - North Korean defectors tend to be jobless, lag behind - Breaking Christian News and Opinion on CNMnewz.com

KOREA - North Korean defectors tend to be jobless, lag behind - Breaking Christian News and Opinion on CNMnewz.com | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
A survey by the Korea Hana Foundation, which helps defectors integrate southern society with dignity, highlights defectors' plight. The latter tend to be underemployed, work more hours at lower wages.
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Defectors work more, make less - Korea JoongAng Daily

Defectors work more, make less - Korea JoongAng Daily | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
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North Korean defectors in the South are working longer hours and receive lower wages, according to a recent survey into their lives.
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Prominent North Korean Defector Recants Parts of His Story of Captivity - New York Times

Prominent North Korean Defector Recants Parts of His Story of Captivity - New York Times | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Shin Dong-hyuk became famous after speaking about his childhood in a prison camp. On Sunday, he said that elements of his harrowing tale were untrue.
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North Korea defector to world: Look beyond beatings, camps - The Seattle Times

North Korea defector to world: Look beyond beatings, camps - The Seattle Times | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
A North Korean defector whose memoir describes his meeting with Kim Jong Il says the world's intense focus on the regime's human rights record fails to see the full scope of its inhumanity to its people.
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A Day at Work with Ji Min and Hyun Kyung

A Day at Work with Ji Min and Hyun Kyung | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Ji Min and Hyun Kyung recently started working at a food wrapping/delivery company that employs resettled North Koreans.
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North Korea Defector to World: Look Beyond 'Beatings, Camps' - ABC News

North Korea Defector to World: Look Beyond 'Beatings, Camps' - ABC News | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
A North Korean defector whose memoir describes his meeting with Kim Jong Il says the world's intense focus on the regime's human rights record fails to see the full scope of its inhumanity to its people.
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Defector Exposes Horrors Of North Korean Camp - Sky News

Defector Exposes Horrors Of North Korean Camp - Sky News | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Train platforms full of dead bodies and scrubbing toilets with bare hands - the life of a defector is told in The Other Interview.
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What happens to gay people in North Korea?

What happens to gay people in North Korea? | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Defectors reveal what life is like for LGBTI people in the hermit kingdom
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North Korean defector reveals harsh reality of life inside brutal labour camps - Daily Mail

North Korean defector reveals harsh reality of life inside brutal labour camps - Daily Mail | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
Ji-hyun Park spent a year inside one of the country's detention camps after being deported from China where she had fled to escape starving to death. She told of the true horrors inside the secret state.
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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Tale eBook: Hyeonseo Lee: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Tale eBook: Hyeonseo Lee: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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This London Suburb Has More North Korean Defectors Than Anywhere Else in Europe | VICE Canada

This London Suburb Has More North Korean Defectors Than Anywhere Else in Europe | VICE Canada | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
New Malden, AKA Little Pyongyang, is a defector paradise. I went to this suburb of southwest London to meet Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector and editor of the Free NK newspaper.
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North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism - South China Morning Post (subscription)

North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism - South China Morning Post (subscription) | ESCAPE! North Koreans on the run | Scoop.it
North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism South China Morning Post (subscription) It can't be called a great country sending people back." Besides sessions with North Korean defectors, the three-day festival features...
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