According to North Korea’s inner source on April 10th, North Korea’s State Political Security Department’s surveillance and regulations on North Korean defectors’ family has reached the highest degree.
Regions like Chungjin, Hyesan, Onsung, and Sin-eui-ju where a lot of North Korean defectors’ families live, regional political security department officers locked up children and adults individually and inspected them simultaneously to trace missing people’s defects to South Korea. A child from Chungjin Shinam area who we interviewed was investigated along with his father by the political security department officers about his brother who was lost 4 years ago.
Like other cases, the boy and his father were individually lock up and examined. The political security department officer said “I know that your little brother fled to South Korea. If another one your family members disappears, we sill consider it as another flight to South Korea,” and forced them to pledge that they will never try to flee to South Korea and sign it with their thumbprint. This kind of incident also happened in other places as well.
The problem is that the political security department knows defects’ whereabouts in South Korea. So those people who had investigations with the political security department feel very worried and unsafe. It is considered that the North Korean political security department thinks that flight to Russia or South Korea could cause negative impact on stabilizing the North Korean regime thus, trying very hard to prevent North Koreans from fleeing to Russia or South Korea.
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