The end of a North Korean defector who cried out, “Please kill me if I want to send you back to North Korea”…

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“You can put our caps in prison for life. Please kill me here rather than send me back to North Korea.”

One day in mid-2018, a woman sitting opposite a public security officer across the desk of a public security office in an urban village in Inner Mongolia’s autonomous prefecture in northern China let go of her neck and cried out.

Several years ago, at the age of 18, she was sold to a Chinese man for 30,000 yuan through human trafficking and gave birth to a son. A North Korean defector, Aunt, who lived with her three-year-old son was put in danger of human trafficking again after the Chinese man she lived with died in an accident. ran away with This woman, who has since jumped into earning her livelihood, whether it be farming, factories, construction sites, or restaurants, is eventually caught by the public security.

From the time Lee was sold to China at a young age to pay off the debt that plagued her only mother, she made up her mind that ‘if I pay off the debt, I will run away from the Chinese and cross the Yalu River to return to my mother’s arms.’ , The family of a Chinese man who was sold kept close watch on him and almost imprisoned him so that he could not even step out of the gate.

After Lee gave birth to a son, when the son was 3 years old, the child’s father, a Chinese man, died from a fall from a construction site. And Lee, who saw this, looked for an opportunity and took his son and escaped at night while everyone was out.

Mr. Lee, who had been wandering around in despair for several months, gained strength again from his three-year-old son, who looked at him with bright eyes, and succeeded in getting a job by taking advantage of his fluency in Chinese.

Meanwhile, Chinese public security officers appeared to Lee, who was helping by diluting materials at the construction site, and asked for a citizenship card. Mr. Lee could guess why the public security suddenly rushed in. He noticed that after a month of working there, the Chinese field manager, who was supposed to pay him, did not want to pay and reported it to the police. Mr. Lee obediently carried the sleeping child in the corner of the workshop and headed to the public security office.

Caught by the public security, Mr. Lee was in danger of being repatriated to North Korea and begged several times a day, ‘Please don’t send me back’ and ‘Save me’. He said, “If I am repatriated to North Korea, I will be sent to a correctional center for illegal border crossing, but then who will raise my child?”

A public security official looked at Mr. Lee, who was pleading in fluent Chinese, and a child sleeping in Mr. Lee’s arms, unaware of anything, and said as if he had made up his mind.

‘We all know that you North Koreans (North Koreans) live a worse life than dying when they are repatriated to North Korea. In this area, I can turn a blind eye to it. However, it is difficult to endure without a place of residence or status in China like this. Promise to leave the area unconditionally. And find a way to live.’

Lee, who was released quietly, went into hiding immediately, and no one ever saw Lee and his son in the area. However, Mr. Lee was arrested again by the police in another area he moved to and was eventually repatriated to North Korea.

Later, Lee, who received a five-year prison sentence in North Korea, was imprisoned in a correctional center, and his son was entrusted to an elementary school. He endured hard without a visit, and died lonely in an kyohwaso due to malnutrition in less than a year of serving his sentence.

If Mr. Lee had not been sent back to North Korea, wouldn’t he have somehow managed to live with his son without dying? Even now, it is impossible to count how many North Korean refugee women are separated from their children and are dying in detention facilities.

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