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Hyeonseo Lee


Born in 1981, Hyeonseo Lee is a North Korean defector and activist who now lives in South Korea, where she is a student. She escaped from North Korea, and later personally guided her family to freedom through China and then Laos. The dangers she faced are vividly described in her book The Girl with Seven Names, currently being translated into Thai by Sanskrit Press. Her TED talk on her experiences, entitled My escape from North Korea. has been viewed by almost five millon people. With moderator Pornpen Khonkachonkeit, Hyeonseo will broaden the audience’s awareness of the reality of life in North Korea

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