North Korea defectors: Why it's getting harder to escape - BBC News

1 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2021
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Every year, hundreds of people make the perilous journey out of North Korea as they escape from the "hermit kingdom".
But the number of defectors has been steadily dropping in recent years, as North Korean authorities have clamped down.
Ha Jin-woo, a defector who left in 2014, used to help other North Koreans escape. He explains how the route to freedom has become even more arduous.
Video by Hosu Lee. Voiceover by Laura Bicker.
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  • You morons your making it harder for North Korean ppl to escape

    not someone taking over the world defnautly notnot someone taking over the world defnautly not52 ਮਿੰਟ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • this guy went from north korea to wearing stone island wtf

    Rean MauricioRean Mauricioਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • That’s why I wasn’t born in North Korea it’s great that South Korea is better and has nice people

    JpDrive# 84 And Spain BallJpDrive# 84 And Spain Ball4 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Why is that North Korean defector wearing Stone Island? He must be balling ever since he came to South korea

    KevKev5 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • *question- "the network of people aiding those leaving for South Korea. Are these networks work and place themselves in perils for humanitarian purposes or for hire?

    In Last to nowhereIn Last to nowhere5 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Who dislike this video? Are you Kim?

    Andrei DeacAndrei Deac6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Why no one talks about Russia border with NK

    thenewjord50thenewjord506 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Ahhh of course. Fuck China

    Mura GxMura Gx7 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • 'The Chinese border up north' also includes Russia🤦‍♂️

    Djduudrbt8civktn Idufhrhxyf7irnrDjduudrbt8civktn Idufhrhxyf7irnr9 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Well the clearest route he told us was the river which I doubt even China would let North Korea put blockades and patrols out if they can be bothered for the one defector and China probably can't be bothered to put out patrols and blockades for north Korean defectors

    IncognitoIncognito10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Everyone be like "now they now the secret path" when reality this is a hoax. You've all been trolled. This is just a bait while they be escaping from the other side.

    Rando KaratajevRando Karatajev10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Kasherz BookclubKasherz Bookclub10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • God bless Kim Jong un.❤🥰🥰

    Khalid SyedKhalid Syed10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Us westen people are cowards, we should be fighting for the people of north koreas freedom instead of arguging about pointless shit among our selfs :(

    Fuck You GoogleFuck You Google12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Thank you BBC News, I’m currently writing all this information on my notebook

    Kim Jong-UnKim Jong-Un15 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • lol

    Kim Jong-UnKim Jong-Un16 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Cool video

    John KibitJohn Kibit16 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Why da fack does kim dumb un soldier gotta dropshot a fleeing refugee like that 🤣😂🤣 they aint shooting back

    KeyspiritsKeyspirits17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Covid plus North korea and trying to escape is damn near impossible!

    GODLY-BEARDGODLY-BEARD17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • It’s a shame there’s deportation everywhere in their circumstances.

    Factors KnownFactors Known17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • God bless the Korean people. I hope you shake that horrible dictator and get the rights you all deserve.

    SnoeSnoe21 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Actually you forgot the Russian border

    Lumix S1 NPLumix S1 NP22 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Fuck Kim Jong Fatty boy

    AntonypacmanAntonypacman22 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • People escaping Biden’s America! 🤣

    Occams RazorOccams Razor23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • N.K citizens : its getting harder to escape... BROADCASTING STATIONS: let's show them how they escape...

    Jordancedrick EndeJordancedrick Endeਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Fuck king John

    Walter VaqueranoWalter Vaqueranoਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • North Korea (A)

    LeonLeonਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • He just exposed his escaping strategy....... noice

    MR.PIG.MR.PIG.ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The bbc would probably collaborate with the North Korean government to catch people trying to or thinking of escaping.

    bulldetectingbulldetectingਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • My guy has stone island on hahha😂

    BatchX10BatchX10ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Why is it that people just want to be oppress

    IkiganiIkiganiਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Feminists in America: air conditioning is sexist Meanwhile in North Korea: 👁👄👁

    Smikey FaceSmikey Faceਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • No nothing is wrong with North Korea...but you can't escape.

    Dr Muffins69465Dr Muffins69465ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I pray that more can escape and I hope their whole family attempts it, because often when 1 family member escapes, the whole extended family is sent to the concentration camps.

    kbooaxkbooaxਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Bro considering that some people got caught and tortured to told what is the escape route and how will they escape , probably promised not to be killed or going to Labor to betray the one who give them that info , and taking note of the predecessor route and info its getting harder to escape unless you know some influential people but that chance is slim

    12 I Putu Bagus Surya Dananjaya12 I Putu Bagus Surya Dananjayaਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • there is so much people in north korea and not one person or a soldier take one shot and kill kim jun um

    Tween FILMSTween FILMSਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Maybe because no one wants to leave now

    Twisted TipsyTwisted Tipsyਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Get the badge in

    Darius MDarius Mਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I can't imagine the relief after you sit on that plane heading to South Korea. No wonder that guy started helping other escape.

    Allen HanAllen Hanਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • He was always gonna survive that boat ride mans got a stoney woulda just knocked out them North Koreans

    TheStonerosesHQTheStonerosesHQਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • This is happening with covid crisis right now. You will will not even attempt to escape because the whole world will be a prison.

    Gasper BevcGasper Bevcਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • DEFUND the bbc stand against terrorism and there sympathizers!!!

    Victoria EVictoria E2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • It speaks volumes when you know a border wall was built to keep citizens in and not to keep illegals out.. or at least that's how I understood that.

    Folklore On-Air with ValFolklore On-Air with Val2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The romantic balinese supposedly discover because c-clamp histomorphometrically try an a sick c-clamp. legal, square idea

    travis grahamtravis graham2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • It's getting harder because videos like this one on PAworld are showing the North Korean and Chinese government exactly how people escape.......

    MotoBoyMotoBoy2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Muslim also needs to be liberated their mind front their religion...escaping from oppressing religion is also a freedom

    T CT C2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • You clearly hadn't understand all of them, only extremist and other bad crimes come up in the news, rarely a lot of good people that lives a normal life sure I'm Christian, but I have friends who are Muslim and the religion ain't that oppressive, the extremist groups only RADICALIZED IT, and yeah don't judge what you don't know too much about, (I really don't suggest writing a comment like this or else it's going to be another warzone, a massive bitter debate about religion)

      RedWolf. GamingRedWolf. Gaming23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Och aye

    DisobedientSpaceWhaleDisobedientSpaceWhale2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Sethkorea💀

    Malthe BeierMalthe Beier2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The west and America have done so much damage to a lot of countries and NORTH KOREA is no exception

    idc guysidc guys2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • I'm pretty sure NK got like this because of influence from Communist China and Russia. SK became deeply nihilistic and consumerist thanks to Western influence though. Based pfp btw

      NutmegNutmegਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • BBC is best at propoganda and lies

    idc guysidc guys2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Imagine needing soldiers to keep citizens in your country

    Gina VallefuocoGina Vallefuoco2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • Unless you want an army of police

      IncognitoIncognito10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Imagine being trapped in your own country under dictatorship, awful.

    Nathan KaneNathan Kane2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Secretly they flew him back to north Korea

    Nark of MexicoNark of Mexico2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Everyone should watch “crash landing on you” South Korean drama. It absolutely makes aware of this situation ❤️ should be the best drama of the century.

    Sukira BantawaSukira Bantawa2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Most old video thirteen years old video again uploaded by BCC this not a new

    Samsul haque SamsulSamsul haque Samsul2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • People on TV ruined it for the rest 😑

    East Side DoomEast Side Doom2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • the dude was wearing stone island?

    Andrian StefanusAndrian Stefanus3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Poor Koreans T^T i feel so bad for them...they don't deserve to live in such hell

    Angel bonebreakAngel bonebreak3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • What I really took away from this is that their is no such thing as a government without its people. Therefore North Korea enslaves its people to maintain their government. Its like being king of nothing because no one wants to be there.

    afrobryanafrobryan3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Kim himself has probaly watched and took notes on this video

    justgilbsjustgilbs3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Whatever your name is kid I'm glad you got free what I want to say your traitor to the people you tried to save when you didn't jump in that River and they were drowning it's all of you are none of you you could have saved them

    Patrick KonechneyPatrick Konechney3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Because the communist regime doesn't want people to leave and talk about what its actually like to live there.

    LithiumLithium3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Tbh Kim Jong Un has done a good job Because of him North Korea has 0 coronavirus cases

    DanDan3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • It’s a country that doesn’t allow its citizens to leave. Yet there are people that have no issues with how North Korea is run.

    Definition of InsanityDefinition of Insanity3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • That mans drippen in stone island!

    Alex PerezAlex Perez3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Celtic park

    Pure LoyalistPure Loyalist3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Its cool knowing that South Korea is taking responsibility of their lost citizens of the other half

    GetYourOppaiIntoMySwampGetYourOppaiIntoMySwamp3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • I'm South Korean, and the compulsory military service is one of the main reasons why I hate Korea (hate Korea for some reasons)

      MooMoo7 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
    • I heard that men have to serve in the military for at least 2 years in South Korea

      Veronica ZapataVeronica Zapata10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Someone shut this county down

    pubg guypubg guy3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • They should be Covid free if they don’t allow people in

    The_ltz_guy MasterThe_ltz_guy Master3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Screw North Korea

    Josh CaldonJosh Caldon3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Kim jong un is just an Asian hitler. Nothing more

    knee growknee grow3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • How can these defectors escape chinese authorities without any proper ID? Something seems to be amiss here.

    Athif KhanAthif Khan3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I am so grateful to God not born in North Korea🙏

    Manoj BaruahManoj Baruah3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • North K’rea

    Versatile IOSVersatile IOS3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • hmm why is it becoming harder to escape I wonder why it's defiantly not because of how many escaped

    PineApple JuicePineApple Juice4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • You can always swim from north Korea sea to nearby countries

    bb4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • running to china are mistake

    Drazell OfficialDrazell Official4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I wish that everyone are well. Even we are not living in North Korea some of the countries are struggling on Terrorist groups, Corona Virus. And Be Good to everyone. Papa God loves you so much! ❤️

    Maxine Christa ElumbaringMaxine Christa Elumbaring4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Maybe it’s getting hard to deflect because every damn deflector is treated like a celebrity and goes on the news explaining how they escape. Pshhht obviously they’re going to add more security and close off routes.

    Ottomen WarriorOttomen Warrior4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • This is terrible, I mean they are keeping these people in a prison country all because of a selfish self absorbed man obsessed with himself and his legacy

    LucyBalmerFitLucyBalmerFit4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • China seems like a dam nightmare so many dam checkpoints

    sexy monkeysexy monkey4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Cant we all just raid north korea

    LjpipsLjpips4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Awe wow its like escaping from North Manchester to go to South London but having to go through America to do it. No one has the rights over another's life and they shouldn't get away with such control over people. So so sad.

    DEE. BEEDEE. BEE4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Must of stopped in Bangkok to pick up some stone Thailand

    David JohnstonDavid Johnston4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • The poor children 💔

    Starfleet Commander William WerenbergStarfleet Commander William Werenberg4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I'm a bit confused, so are they not even allowed to travel outside the country?

    S.NS.N4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I thought British people spoke English? Whats a rever?2:55

    Gersson BGersson B4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • This year was the toughest year in North Korea!!!Yeah ok..sound like every is the toughest...

    Rodney CrenshawRodney Crenshaw4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • This is why I love being American and from America and do not take human rights lightly or for granted. Even freedom of speech is only allowed in a few places.

    Carol C.Carol C.4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Thanks to Democrats we see what USA will be like the n the future. Thanks Communist Left.

    Sean CharlesSean Charles4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • its a mistake to make documentary on defectors escape.. it will make their authorities will strengthen the route to make sure no more defectors.. if you want to help the defectors, dont explain about the route taken to escape

    isaac williamisaac william4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • But part of the truth is also that the leadership under KJU improved the living standards of the upper and tiny middle class before the Corona pandemic took its toll. Escaping is also a matter of financial means and these people see less reasons to do.

    DonGreanDonGrean4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I hope theres a movie about this

    Atif FayyadhAtif Fayyadh4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • North Korea has to be trash if the ppl want to escape and leave the country

    Shotti 94Shotti 945 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • if some country drop a tons of AK47 + ammunitions + propaganda say to fight, i think people of north korea will revolt...and it will be the end of dictator of Kim Rezim..maybe...

    ChrisChris5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • Just delete this. Let them keep escaping that hell

    Thierry BatistaThierry Batista5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • North korea is the apitimy of a fever dream

    lamarlamar5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • its all trumps fault and he needs to be arrested you left out. luckily you have the message on all of your videos about US politics.

    zenoist2zenoist25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
  • I'm sorry but the way she speaks makes me kinda mad

    warlokaswarlokas5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Italjah CorntrashrollerItaljah Corntrashroller5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ