Defectors tell court they were promised ‘paradise on earth’ in North Korea

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:02:01 GMT 11

Defectors tell court they were promised ‘paradise on earth’ in North Korea


Five people seeking compensation say they were lured to country and then denied basic human rights

Five people who say they were lured to North Korea decades ago as part of a resettlement programme have told a court in Japan they were promised a “paradise on earth” but were instead denied basic human rights.

The plaintiffs – four ethnic Korean residents of Japan and a Japanese woman who went to the North with her Korean husband and their daughter – are seeking 100m yen (£644,000) in damages from the regime of Kim Jong-un.

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