She chose her latest name herself. She wished to be called Sunshine and Good Fortune; she hoped that with a name full of light, she would avoid walking in shadows. She has already had seven names, and even more roles, and thus, her ambition of happiness is in fact as humble as she is herself.
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THE DEBRIEF: BBC 5 LIVE PRESENTER ANNA FOSTER HAS BEEN IN SOUTH KOREA, MEETING YOUNGER GENERATIONS AND HYEONSEO LEE.
Hyeonseo Lee is of the most impressive woman I’ve ever met. Fragile-limbed with dark bobbed hair, her haunted eyes cast around us as we speak quietly on a neon-lit.
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Hyeonseo Lee is a North Korean defector and the author of "The Girl With Seven Names." She tells us what life was really like in North Korea until she fled at the age of 17. She says about her time in North Korea that it felt like she was living in a prison and that she thought public executions were "very normal things."
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HYEONSEO LEE - North Korean defector shares her story of regime control.
’The Girl with Seven Names’ author Hyeonseo Lee details her escape, talks about how President Trump’s tough talk fosters hope; Greg Palkot has the story for ’Special Report’
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North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee on escape and the secretive state. The escapee who made it to China at the age of 17 discusses being a voice of her people.
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In Interview in FORBES Magazine with Hyeonseo Lee.
Topic: Freedoom Isn’t Free.
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Hyeonseo Lee: Ein langer Weg in die Freiheit – Das erschütternde und berührende Schicksal einer jungen Nordkoreanerin.
North Korean Hyeonseo Lee, the accidental defector
As a teenager she fulfilled a fortune teller’s prophecy by defecting, but found life outside the hermit state, initially in China, presented its own challenges,
Hyeonseo Lee in an interview with the NATIONAL POST: How a defector from North Korea realized almost everything she learned about her country was a lie.
Hyeonseo Lee in an Interview The Globe and Mail, Canada
Hyeonseo Lee shares her perilous escape from North Korea
Hyeonseo Lee: "Wir tragen Masken" (We wear masks") - Very interesting Interview with the German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung".
Inside North Korea: Defector casts light on culture of fear. Hyeonseo Lee LIVE on Canadian TV CTV.
Hyeonseo Lee on German TV. Hyeonseo Lee wuchs in Nordkorea auf, floh als Teenager nach China und lebt jetzt in Seoul. Die 35-jährige Menschenrechtsaktivistin erzählt, wie sie den Fängen der Kim-Diktatur entkam und ein neues Leben begann.
Hyeonseo Lee in an interview with the German magazine "FOCUS". Title "Der Hölle entkommen" (Leaving Hell).
Hyeonseo Lee in an interview with the German magazine "STERN". Title: "Ausflug ohne Heimkehr" (A trip with no return")
Hyeonseo Lee in an interview with the German magazine MAXI. Title: "Lohn der Angst"
Hyeonseo Lee live on BBC on Breakfast about her life in North Korea and her book "The Girl with Seven Names".
First-hand accounts of perilous defections from brutal dictatorships aren’t supposed to be funny. But Hyeonseo Lee’s pioneering memoir The Girl With Seven Names contains great humour alongside its shocking evocation of the North Korean regime’s surveillance, torture, privation and propaganda.
HYEONSEO LEE - North Korean Defectors Recount Ordeals.
A handful of North Korean defectors are publishing their memoirs this summer. Among the harrowing accounts is ‘The Girl With Seven Names,’ by Hyeonseo Lee, who walked out of the country when she was 17
Defector: We were told South Koreans were starving.
Some of South Korea’s newest residents are talking about a past they once kept secret. They’re defectors from the North. Some struggle to adapt to their new lives. Others have suffered prejudice. They felt compelled to keep quiet about their origins. But now, more and more people are opening up and even speaking on TV shows.
For a CNN Special on North- and Southkorea, CNN-OutFront Star-Reporter Erin Burnett interviewd Hyeonseo Lee LIVE in Seoul.
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An article written by Hyeonseo Lee at the New York Times.
"Don’t lie about your story. The truth is powerful enough."
Geschichten über Kim Il-sung waren für uns wie eine Bibel! Sie habe einmal geglaubt, Nordkorea sei das beste Land der Welt, sagt Hyeonseo Lee. Das war vor ihrer Flucht.
Ein spannendes Interview im Rahmen des Internationalen Alpensymposium 2014, Schweiz.
Hyeonseo Lee: When I was young, I thought my country North Korea was the best. As I saw suffering, hunger and death around me, I made my way to China.
She says she helped her family escape North Korea with the help of a stranger. North Korean people need the support of the international community
Exekutionen, Hunger und Unterdrückung: Hyeonseo Lee erfuhr das Leid in Nordkorea aus erster Hand. Um ein besseres Leben zu finden, floh sie nach China – ohne ihre Familie. Doch damit war ihr Kampf gegen die Unterdrücker in Pjöngjang nicht vorüber.
Three years after giving a North Korean girl money to help her rescue her mother and brother, Dick Stolp meets her again.
Hyeonseo Lee erzählt ihre dramatische Geschichte
Sie hat geschwiegen, hat sich Jahre lang versteckt. Doch inzwischen erzählt die 31-Jährige ihre Geschichte: Das Leben in der Diktatur Nordkorea, die Flucht, die Trennung von der Familie. Der schwere Neuanfang.
Hyeonseo Lee will ihren Landsleuten Mut machen und jenen helfen, die es wagen, zu fliehen. Die TED-Talks-Website stellte Hyeonseos jüngsten Auftritt ins Internet: Es ist eine Geschichte, die ans Herz geht, die den unermesslichen Schmerz des kleinen Mädchens nur erahnen lässt.
In which Hyeonseo Lee recounts escaping from North Korea at age 14, sneaking back over the border to smuggle her family out, the Chinese police boarding their bus, and—oh, just go watch the whole amazing video yourself!