President Trump Recognizes North Korean Defector

ICC Note:

Thousands of innocent victims have been tortured to death at the hands of former and current regime of North Korea. Many of the victims were punished for simply trying to find food, freedom, or a different religion from the one imposed by the government. A few defectors have been able to escape North Korea at a very high price, meaning that they have lost family members, they have been in concentration camps, and have been tortured themselves. Unfortunately, North Korea still tries to hide the brutality they force their people to experience and try to sell a different image to the world.

2/1/2018 North Korea (CBN News) – One of the most powerful moments during President Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night came when he honored Mr. Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean defector who escaped from the communist regime in 2006.

“Seong-ho was a starving boy in North Korea,” the president told members of Congress. “One day, he tried to steal coal from a railroad car to barter for a few scraps of food.  In the process, he passed out on the train tracks, exhausted from hunger.  He woke up as a train ran over his limbs.  He then endured multiple amputations without anything to dull the pain.”

The accident happened in 1996 when Ji was 13 years old.

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