Congressional Defense and Foreign Policy Forum Features North Korean Escapees

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A Congressional Defense and Foreign Policy Forum held by Defense Forum Foundation at 12:00 p.m. on March 14 invites three brave and inspiring women witnesses who escaped North Korea. Two of them fled recently to share their stories for the first time in the United States.

The three North Korean women are:

  • LEE Hyun Ae: survivor of 50 days of torture and detention for making phone calls to South Korea
  • JI Myeong-Hui: survivor of North Korea’s political prison camps and China’s detention centers
  • HAN Song-Mi: escaped from North Korea in 2011 when her mother raised enough money to pay brokers to get her out of North Korea. The trauma of her life led her to remain silent for a decade but now she is speaking out and has published her memoir co-written with Casey Lartigue of Freedom Speakers International: Greenlight to Freedom: A North Korean Daughter’s Search for Her Mother and Herself.
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