April 09, 2020

Ask a North Korean: why do people decide to leave North Korea?
"The majority of those that decide to leave do so because they're disenchanted by the current political situation"

Hello there, and welcome to Ask a North Korean: the feature where you email in with your questions and have them answered by our very own North Korean writers.

Today's question comes from Nanda in Indonesia, who asks what reasons North Koreans may have for choosing to defect.

North Korea is notorious for its poor human rights record and food