North Korean defectors wave after arriving in South Korea by boat in January 1997. Picture AP

Escape from North Korea: defectors risk all on a perilous trek

With death feared less than repatriation, a physically and emotionally arduous journey stands between North Korea and safety for many fleeing the hermit kingdom

Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean defectors wave after arriving in South Korea by boat in January 1997. Picture AP
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