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In written testimony provided to Digital Journal, the two defectors gave some final words and wishes to the international community. Their final statements urge the world to not turn a blind eye to the human rights being eroded in North Korea and the brutal situation that persists.
“Although the South Korean government and the international society are trying their best to improve the human rights situation in North Korea, all Kim Jong Il cares for [are] no opinions other than China’s,” writes Young Cheol. “What Kim Jung Ill fears more than anything is China cutting off its canada goose outlet uk sale aid to North Korea.” He further adds that the North Korean leader would care if North Koreans starve.
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