Posted by Sophie-Ha Thursday, December 2, 2021

Former North Korean special forces officer who escaped a prison was caught by police


Joo Hyeon Geon, a former North Korean special forces officer who escaped from a prison in Jilin Province, China, was caught by the police 41 days after his escape.

At the time when he escaped, Joo Hyeon Geon fled after he broke the barbed wire through which high-voltage electric current flowed.

On November 30, MBC News released the surveillance footage showing Joo Hyeon Geon during his escape. In the video, he was seen climbing the wall of the building with bare hands and climbing over the fence.

He climbed up to the roof in an instant and managed to get out of the building by breaking the barbed wire with electrical current with his bare hands.

Thereafter, Joo Hyeon Geon ran full speed and disappeared from the surveillance footage after escaping from the building.

It only took three minutes for all of this to happen. He also managed to escape from the Jilian Province prison, which is known to be one of the strictest prisons in China.

Jilin Provincial Public Security Bureau offered a bounty of 130 million KRW (~110,000 USD) and was able to arrest him after 41 days since his escape.

Joo Hyeon Geon swam across the Tumen River into China back in July 2013 after he was sentenced to nine years in a correctional labor camp as punishment for his sister defecting to South Korea.

Two days later, he was caught stealing cash, cell phones, and clothes from local private homes and was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in prison for theft, illegal entry into the country, and robbery. 

He was due to be released on August 21, 2023, but it appears he decided to escape because he felt he would not be able to escape execution if he was returned to North Korea after being released from prison.

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dskjn315 pts Thursday, December 2, 2021 5
Thursday, December 2, 2021

This fckn infuriates me! It's always the ordinary people who suffer because of these stupid ideologies. North Korea's leader is living the good life but its people are suffering, deprived of their freedom to choose and decide for themselves, get harsh punishments for petty offences. And ofcourse China supports NK because it's their strategic ally, they don't give a flying fck what's right or wrong , look at how they treat the minorities in their country, and how they bully smaller countries claiming they own the whole South China sea. And they go preach about respect, equality etc. what a joke!

I can only wish for his sister to be able to live a good life though I doubt that, how painful would it be to think that somewhere out there, a family member, your brother in this case is suffering and you can't do anything about it. The guy is clearly scared and desperate to escape, I wish I could help but I couldn't. Nk should just allow its citizen to move to SK if they want but they're probably aware they'll be left with nothing because no one would stay in that sh**hole of a country if given a chance! So many families destroyed and all this for what? I weep for humanity.


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lymli_queen8,811 pts Thursday, December 2, 2021 0
Thursday, December 2, 2021

china always criticizes the states for sticking their nose in other countries affairs instead of minding their own business, but china helping north korea to enslave people and threaten south korea isn't the same? china's the pot calling the kettle out... so hypocrite.

ps: at least his sister's free.


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