Lucy Williamson talking to a North Korean defector
Media playback is unsupported on your device

North Korean defector says prisoners ate rats

South Korea is now home to more than 25,000 North Korean defectors. The journey to reach South Korea is long and dangerous, but once they arrive, South Korean citizenship is guaranteed.

Lucy Williamson meets one such defector, now living on the outskirts of the South Korean capital.

The woman fled to Seoul a year ago after being released from a North Korean prison camp. She tells BBC Newsnight that she will never go home.

  • 05 Mar 2014
Go to next video: The North Koreans longing for home