December 09, 2023
Ask A North Korean

Settling in Seoul: What do you think about critics of North Korean defectors?

A DPRK escapee talks about encountering people who question his testimony and how he learned to embrace his past

“Settling in Seoul” is an NK News series in which North Korean defectors share their experiences adapting to life in South Korea.

David — who was born and raised in North Korea and lived there until he defected in 2012 — writes about his experiences with people who question or criticize the testimony of defectors.