February 25, 2024

Former TV star defector back in North Korea: state media

Jon Hye Song previously appeared on South Korea's "Moranbong Club" show

Jon Hye Song, a North Korean defector known as Lim Ji-hyun in South Korea, defected back to the North last month, North Korea’s Uriminzokkiri outlet claimed on Saturday.

Jon had appeared on at least three different South Korean TV shows, even one hosted by a South Korean government body, but said on North Korean TV that her life in the South had been “painful” and full of “lies.”