She was saved by a religious group who reunited her with her family in South Korea.
Another star panelists are Ara Kim, who studied drama at college after defecting and Han Seo-hee, who was part of a secret 'elite' music troupe for tyrant Jong-un's father, Kim Jong-Il.'I still feel uncomfortable when I have to make people laugh or perform.
The South Korean military has launched an intensive search across large areas of the country after a third unmanned reconnaissance drone was handed into authorities over the weekend.
Despite a decades-old North Korean law asserting equal rights, women serving in the country’s military and construction brigades are routinely abused by their supervisors, with some pressured to provide sexual favors and others forced into prostitution, sources in the country say.Senior politicians and business leaders in North Korea are expressing their discontent and turning away from Kim Jong-un's regime, the country’s former ambassador to the UK has claimed.The young leader “When Kim Jong-un first came to power, I was hopeful that he would make reasonable and rational decisions to save North Korea from poverty, but I soon fell into despair watching him purging officials for no proper reasons,” he said.Official guarantees of equal rights for men and women have no real impact in North Korean life, a source in Yanggang province told RFA’s Korean Service.“Although all North Korean residents are the victims of human rights violations by the [ruling] Party and leadership, the violation of women’s rights is particularly serious,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.Beginning in 2013, North Korea has promised promotions within the ruling Korean Workers Party to women who graduate from college and serve in the country’s military, the source said, adding that women who join the army are expected to serve from the age of 17 to 23.Joo Chanyang once sold cigarettes and socks to labourers to raise enough money to escape oppressive North Korea.