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

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