North Korean student Jong Yol-ri spent two months in limbo at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong last year. Photo: FactWire North Korean student Jong Yol-ri spent two months in limbo at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong last year. Photo: FactWire
North Korean student Jong Yol-ri spent two months in limbo at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong last year. Photo: FactWire
North Korea

How North Korean maths-whizz defector escaped through Hong Kong

Jong Yol-ri arrived in Hong Kong with one last chance to defect and start a new life in the South

Topic |   North Korea
North Korean student Jong Yol-ri spent two months in limbo at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong last year. Photo: FactWire North Korean student Jong Yol-ri spent two months in limbo at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong last year. Photo: FactWire
North Korean student Jong Yol-ri spent two months in limbo at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong last year. Photo: FactWire
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