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Advocate Yeonmi Published in Washington Post on North Korea

Advocate Yeonmi Park was published in The Washington Post on her upbringing in North Korea and escape to the South. Yeon-mi also addresses the “Black Market Generation” of young North Koreans she expects will change the country’s fate for the better.

I escaped from North Korea in 2007. Two years later, I arrived in Mongolia, along with my mother and five other people. Armed with knives and prepared to kill ourselves, we begged the soldiers who caught us not to send us back to our native country.

Like a lot of North Korean refugees, I would not mind visiting a reformed North Korea one day. I have hope for such a place because while the international community debates how to help North Koreans, change is happening — from within.

You can read the piece online here.

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