December 04, 2022

Yongbyon’s history marked by accidents and human experimentation

Defector interview reveals secrets behind North Korea’s nuclear facility

North Korea’s Yongbyon facility has a decades-long history marred by fatal accidents, radiation poisoning and human experimentation, one defector with working experience of it says.

In 2002 a group called 'Rescue the North Korean People Urgent Action Network' interviewed defector Lee Mi (a pseudonym) about her work as a researcher at the secretive Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center in the 1990’s.