The Jordan Harbinger Show
84: Charles Ryu | Confessions of a North Korean Escape Artist Part One
Aug 21, 2018 · 1 hr 3 min
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Charles Ryu (@freshprinceofpyongyang) escaped from North Korea -- twice -- and now works with Liberty in North Korea to fight for the rights and freedom of those who have been left behind.

What We Discuss with Charles Ryu:

  • A glimpse of the rampant corruption ruling the daily lives of average North Koreans.
  • Being homeless anywhere at any age is terrible. But what's it like being a homeless preteen in North Korea during the winter?
  • How Charles escaped from North Korea to China as a young teenager and what he got a taste of for the first time ever.
  • What led to Charles being jailed in China, deported back to North Korea, and sent to a forced labor camp for nine months.
  • How working in a coal mine for a paycheck of rice was a step up for Charles, even though he had to lie about his age to get the job.
  • And much more...

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