Ji-min is an “Ask a North Korean” contributor. He is in his late 20s and left Pyongyang in 2005. He can be reached at [email protected]
"One of them was my friend"
"Once they take you away to the prison camp, you are never heard from again"
"If a CD or DVD is found stuck in your player, you’re in deep trouble"
"According to him, South Korea was a living hell where people couldn’t live"
"The underground church in North Korea has been almost completely destroyed"
They're not widely available, and people don't know how to use the ones that are there
South Korea's competitive society, judgment of defectors makes living there unbearable for many
Institution gives refugees role models, but skimps on the hardships, discrimination to come
Those who've seen selective sights in North Korea should not ignore those who suffer there
Regime succeeds in making people fearful, despite inroads made by American pop culture
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