JONG-HEON LEE

N. Korean defectors report starvation after harvests ‘taken forcibly by the ruling class’

N. Korean defectors report starvation after harvests ‘taken forcibly by the ruling class’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com A growing number of North Koreans are starving to death, even in the country’s grain belt on the southwest coast, despite increased crop yields because soldiers and state officials are extorting the grain. A defector who fled the North last summer said members of the ruling class would […]