North Korean defectors feel they are being pressured not to criticise the Kim regime. Illustration: Perry Tse
North Korean defectors feel they are being pressured not to criticise the Kim regime. Illustration: Perry Tse
North Korea

What South Korea doesn’t want defectors from the North to say about the Kim Jong-un regime

September is expected to bring a flurry of diplomatic activity on the Korean peninsula, with plans under way for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang and the possibility of a similar trip by Chinese President Xi Jinping. As momentum builds, Josephine Ma and Jeong-ho Lee talk to defectors and aid groups about what they say is growing resistance to their criticism of Pyongyang

North Korean defectors feel they are being pressured not to criticise the Kim regime. Illustration: Perry Tse
North Korean defectors feel they are being pressured not to criticise the Kim regime. Illustration: Perry Tse
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