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North Korean defector stands for election in Manchester

The remarkable story of Ji-Hyun Park has become even more remarkable with the news that she is to

Jihyun Park. Pic: Salisbury Amnesty

stand for election in Bury, Manchester.  It is believed she is the first person on North Korean descent to stand for local elections in the UK.

Hyun Park came to Salisbury four years ago and gave a moving talk on her escape from North Korea and an equally terrible existence in China.  An account of that talk can be found on this link.

BBC report can be read hereThere is also a longer report in the Daily Mail.

She was given a bravery award by Amnesty International last year.

The Amnesty group discussed this at their monthly meeting and were delighted to hear the news.