Yeon-mi Park, former North Korean defector, author, and human rights activist passed away on October 22, 2098 at the age of 105 years old.
Yeon-mi Park was born in the North Korean town of Hyesan, and lived a life under the harsh regime of Kim Jung-Un where food was very scarce and North Koreans were forced to worship the Kim family as if they were gods.
Yeon-mi and her family decided that their future in North Korea had reached a dead end and decided to escape their severely strict hometown in hope of finding a more fortunate life. They crossed the border to China on a frosty winter night, but only to be tricked into getting involved with the appalling business of human trafficking.
In 2009, Yeon-mi eventually found liberty in Seoul, South Korea, where she continued her education and graduated from Dongguk University.
After the North Korean defector experienced all these extreme hardships in her life, she decided to help other North Koreans escape from Kim Jung-Un’s reign. She was an active member of LiNK (Liberty in North Korea), a non-profitable organisation that helps North Koreans flee to South Korea or the U.S.
In 2015, at the age of 22, Yeon-mi released her first book, In Order to Live, an autobiography about her deprivations and her fortuitous encounters before she reached freedom.
Rest in peace Yeon-mi Park, you will always be remembered for all of the charitableness you have provided for many.