North Korean defectors

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    Video caption: North Korean defector's family heartbreak

    Thae Yong-ho is one of the highest ranking North Korean officials ever to defect. He's been talking to the BBC's Steve Evans about the regime.

  2. The North Korean propaganda performer who became TV star in the South

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    Video caption: Yu Hyun-joo was a propaganda band member in North Korea before her defection

    Yu Hyun-joo was a propaganda .and member in North Korea before her defection

  3. Kang Nara: defector turned social media celebrity

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    Video caption: Nara knew little about social media before her defection but now has millions of followers

    22-year-old Nara barely knew what social media is before her defection from North Korea.

  4. The prisoner who escaped with her guard

    The incredible tale of the North Korean prison guard and prisoner who broke out of a detention centre together to flee the country's repressive regime.

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    An illustration of the North Korean prisoner and her guard escaping prison
  5. What is life like after you defect from North Korea?

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    Video caption: North Korea's most famous defector Thae Yong-Ho talks about Kim Jong-un's priorities

    As North Korea successfully tests a major new weapon, we speak to its most famous defector, Thae Yong-Ho, about his family's life after defecting and about Kim Jong-un's mindset.