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Why is it impossible for anyone to escape North Korea?

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By Infographics ShowPublished 2 months ago β€’ Updated 2 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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  1. In Spring 2023, a North Korean family risked their lives to escape the oppressive regime, driven by the horrors they witnessed, including public executions, starvation, and the government's strict control over citizens' lives. They'd had enough. πŸ˜”πŸ’”
  2. North Korea, ruled by the Kim family for over 70 years, is known for its human rights abuses, including extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, and imprisonment, as reported by the United Nations Commission in 2014. 😑🚨
  3. Mr. Kim, a defector who shared his story with the BBC, witnessed the public execution of a 22-year-old man for listening to South Korean music and watching South Korean films, which became punishable by death in December 2020. 😱🎡
  4. And then COVID-19 hit, and things went from bad to "holy shit, this is a disaster." The government used the pandemic to squeeze every last penny out of its people, leaving them starving and desperate. πŸ€‘πŸ˜·
  5. Motivated by the deaths of his farmer friends and the tragic suicide of another friend, Mr. Kim decided to flee the country with his family, devising a plan to escape by sea with his brother, who owned a boat. πŸš£β€β™‚οΈπŸŒŠ
  6. The family's escape required meticulous planning, including memorizing guard schedules, navigating a minefield, and arming themselves with makeshift weapons to defend against potential capture. πŸ’£πŸ˜€
  7. On May 6th, 2023, the Kim family successfully crossed the maritime border to South Korea, where they were rescued by the South Korean navy and taken to a resettlement center to begin their new lives. πŸ™πŸ‡°πŸ‡·
  8. Despite the Kims' success, many North Koreans who attempt to escape never make it out, facing imprisonment, execution, or forced repatriation by Chinese authorities, who label them as illegal migrants. 😒🚫
  9. The South Korean Ministry of Unification prioritizes North Korean human rights but admits to having "limited tools" to address the issue, focusing on raising awareness through international organizations. πŸ—£οΈπŸŒ
  10. While adjusting to life in South Korea has been challenging for the Kim family, they now have the freedom to live without fear of oppression, starvation, and the constant threat of punishment for minor infractions. πŸ’ͺ❀️

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    • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

      Hey, just wanna let you know that this is more suitable to be posted in the theSwamp community 😊

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