Charles Ryu now lives in the United States after a second, successful, attempt to escape North Korea. Photo: Facebook

How James Bond, Tom Cruise and Will Smith helped street child escape North Korea via China

Charles Ryu, now living in the United States, spent nine months in a labour camp in his teens after his first attempt to flee the reclusive state

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Charles Ryu now lives in the United States after a second, successful, attempt to escape North Korea. Photo: Facebook
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Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu is an award-winning journalist and writer specialising in human trafficking issues. She is also the author of the book Silenced No More: Voices of Comfort Women.