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Yeonmi Park: My escape from North Korea

Yeonmi Park

The government restricts all civil and political liberties, including freedom of expression, assembly, association, and religion. It also prohibits all organized political opposition, independent media, civil society, and trade unions. The government routinely uses arbitrary arrest and punishment of crimes, torture in custody, and executions to maintain fear and control over the population. The government continued its tight restrictions on unauthorized cross-border travel to China, collaborated with Chinese authorities to capture and return North Korean refugees, and punished North Koreans making contact with the outside world. The government fails to protect or promote the rights of numerous at-risk groups, including women, children, and people with disabilities. Women in North Korea suffer a range of sexual and gender-based abuses, in addition to facing violations of their rights common to the rest of the population.

She says she endured repeated sexual exploitation at the hands of a human trafficker and watched as her mother was sold off and forced to marry a Chinese farmer. Speaking out has earned her censure in her homeland. Park takes those epithets as compliments. Now 24 and living in Chicago with an American husband and a newborn son, Park told NBC News how propaganda infused every school lesson. Kim Jong Il, the father of North Korea's current leader, was regarded as a deity whose portrait hung in every home.

Yeonmi Park is reluctant to describe herself as courageous, but her harrowing life story suggests exactly that. Park, 24, defected from North Korea with her mother at the age of 13 after the dictatorship's oppressive government imprisoned her father and left her family fearing for their lives. Though most Americans will never have to face a fraction of what Park has survived, everyone can use the lessons she learned from the experience. Park was only 9 years old in , when her father was arrested after being caught illegally smuggling metals on the black market and was sent to a North Korean labor camp. At times her mother was also taken away by the government to be interrogated, so Park says she and her sister, Eunmi, had to "grow [up] very fast" and become adaptable. For instance, in North Korea in the '90s, famine killed millions of people : "I had to look for food all the time," she says.

Park Yeon-mi is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped to China in Her memoir In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom was published in September The veracity of . Park worked as a co-host for Casey Lartigue, a talk show host of the podcast-show North Korea Today.
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A brutal journey

Yeonmi Park's escape from North Korea has given the world a window into the lives of its people. At the Oslo Freedom Forum and the One Young World Summit in Dublin, Park became an international phenomenon, delivering passionate and deeply personal speeches about the brutality of the North Korean regime. - She came from an educated, politically connected family that turned to black market trading during North Korea's economic collapse in the s. They fled to China, where Park and her mother fell into the hands of human traffickers before escaping to Mongolia.




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