Persecution | Human rights groups hope China’s desire to build ties with South Korea could ease pressure on North Korean refugees
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 10/03/13, 11:40 am
A young North Korean women wearing oversized sunglasses tells her tale of escaping from North Korea: She was six, and her mother carried her to China on her back. But leaving the country was only the beginning of their problems.
“As a North Korean refugee, I’ve [been] sent back with my family about four times,” she said in a YouTube video created by the North Korea Freedom Coalition (NKFC). “And every time we’re sent back to North Korea, we [were] tortured by officers in China and in North Korea, so every time we have to do our best to survive.”