North Korean defectors share their extraordinary stories [video]

Watch North Korean defectors describe the harsh conditions living inside one of the world’s most repressive societies and how they escaped to freedom.

Ji Seong-ho tells how he lost almost everything before fleeing on wooden crutches. President Trump recognized Ji’s bravery at his 2018 State of the Union Address. His story is in the video above.

Jung Gwang-il was falsely accused and tortured in prison. Hear how he’s sending messages of hope to North Koreans who have little understanding of the outside world.

Learn about other defectors’ stories, including eight who visited President Trump at the White House, and a discussion at the United Nations.