The Federalist Radio Hour: “North Korean Defector Shares Her Story of Torture, Escape, And Freedom”

AUGUST 8, 2018 By The Federalist Staff

Grace Jo was born in North Korea and lost most of her family to starvation. Her father was killed by the state. She joins Bre Payton in studio to share her story of suffering, escape, faith, and transition to life in the United States.

“We changed our route, we stayed in China, and helped [our pastor] to rescue other defectors. In 2005, we got caught again, we stayed in Chinese prison for 13 or 15 months and in 2006 we got sent back to North Korea again,” she said. “We thought we would die in North Korea because it was exposed to the government that we believed in Christianity.”

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