June 06, 2023

Former TV star attacks high-profile defectors in third state media appearance

Jon Hye Song, known as Lim Ji Hyon, accuses South Korean TV networks of paying escapees to lie

Former North Korean defector TV star Jon Hye Song has accused several high-profile defectors in the South of fabricating stories about their experiences, in a video by DPRK state-run outlet Uriminzokkiri on Monday.

Jon, who is known as Lim Ji-hyun in the South, has made two previous appearances on the outlet, being interviewed in videos on August 19 and July 15.