AGE | 25
LOCATION | South Korea
STATUS | Safe & Free
Brian lived a rare life in North Korea—a university education and a full stomach, but life became increasingly hard for his family as it was for most North Koreans outside of Pyongyang, because the government was no longer giving out rations or any compensation for work. University was an especially difficult time because his parents couldn’t afford to send him additional money. Brian’s father worked as a broker for extra money, helping desperate North Koreans to defect into China, but his family’s life was abruptly shattered when his father was outed in the newspaper as someone who had helped a high profile defector escape. Brian’s father and mother fled immediately into China, and he followed his parents soon thereafter but was caught immediately upon arrival by Chinese police. He spent the next 2 weeks in detention in China where he was routinely beaten before being bribed out of prison by his parents’ friends. Finally, with LiNK’s assistance, he was safely brought to the shelter in Southeast Asia where he reunited with his parents.
Brian and his parents reside in South Korea, but they are haunted by thoughts of their daughter, who had trekked to the border with her older brother but refused to cross the river for fear of being caught and repatriated. They are still eagerly waiting to hear word from home about her.
Thanks to the LiNK Rescue Team at Watchung Hills Regional High School for supplying the funding for Brian’s rescue mission. Your efforts have changed Brian’s life and has provided the opportunity for him to enjoy this new LIBERTY.
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