August 16, 2022

Are North Koreans ‘free’ after they defect?

Scholar’s study raises questions about resettlement, ‘buying’ defectors’ freedoms

There is great concern about the freedom of North Koreans, and this has led many to go to great lengths to help them defect via an “underground railroad.”

But are they truly free when under the supervision of those watching them, especially when it involves supervision from those with religious motives, and a long resettlement process when they arrive?