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Celebrity Defector
September 4, 2014 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Park Yeonmi shares the story of her treacherous escape from North Korea to South Korea. (Video - transcript available). Also interviewed is Mrs. Lee, a defector who attempted to escape North Korea 9 times before finally succeeding; she describes her brutal experience in the prison camps.

Related: Hannah Song, CEO of Liberty in North Korea (a nonprofit that provides support to refugees), gives a talk on life in North Korea.

To learn more about life in the prison camps, see "Escape from Camp 14" (book / documentary), the story of Shin Dong Hyuk's life growing up in a prison camp and his eventual escape.

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I'm a donator to LINK for huh about 7? years now and they've been consistently quietly doing good work helping refugees build lives and raising awareness. Thanks for the articles and links.
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