‘We Are Ready to Die.’ Five North Korean Defectors Who Never Made It    

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As the hours passed, Ms. Choi paced the little apartment. She thought about the call she received last spring from her sister, who lived near the Chinese border and had climbed a tree on the edge of her town to make the call without being caught. Make sure the plan goes well, her sister had said. Look after me on the journey. Most of all, Ms. Choi remembered her sister’s warning. She would kill herself rather than be sent back.

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