A dramatic video shows North Korean soldier’s escape under fire

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Source : The Times of Israel

Today, a video showing a North Korean soldier fleeing across the border to South Korea while being shot by his former comrades, was released by the United Nations Command Wednesday. North Korea, a country deeply marked by the Kim Jong-un’s dictatorship, sees more and more of its citizens trying to cross the frontier.

The security footage released on November 13, with a wide shot of a military vehicle speeding down a street on the North Korean side of the demilitarized zone. Second step, the soldier forces the guard post ahead the bridge. Then, we can see the defecting soldier getting out from the driver’s side of the vehicle and starting to run. Four North Korean soldiers appear in frame near the vehicle.

More than 40 bullets were fired at him, South Korea’s military said last week. “He lost more than 50% of his blood by the time he arrived at Ajou University Hospital,” his surgeon Lee Cook-jong said in a conference Wednesday.
“This video marks the first time the American-led UN Command has disclosed security footage of a defection across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea,” said Hochong Song, a public affairs officer for US Forces Korea. According to the UN Command, by firing across the DMZ at the defector, “North Korean soldiers violated the Korean War armistice,” a ceasefire agreement signed in 1953.

Sylvain PASTORELLI – IEJ3F groupe 1


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