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Defector returns to N. Korea, appears on propaganda program

By Im Eun-byel

Published : July 17, 2017 - 13:35

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A former defector from North Korea returned to the North and made an appearance in a propaganda program, a local media outlet reported Sunday.
North Korean propaganda North Korean propaganda "Our Nation" clip features Im Ji-hyun as Jeon Hye-sung

According the Joongang Ilbo, a TV personality named Im Ji-hyun returned to North Korea. Im, a defector, starred in multiple entertainment programs such as “South Korean Men and North Korean Women” and “Moranbong Club.” 

Im Ji hyun (TV Chosun) Im Ji hyun (TV Chosun)

North Korean propaganda program “Our Nation” released a clip Sunday with the title of “The Truth Revealed by Jeon Hye-sung.” In the video, Im, referred to as Jeon, was interviewed about her life in South Korea.

The details on her re-entry to North Korea are not yet known. A government official said, “An investigation on the individual is being conducted.” 

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