Photo Gallery: Life as a North Korean Defector 10/17/2013
  The families of defectors are often imprisoned or sometimes even executed as...
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The families of defectors are often imprisoned or sometimes even executed as a punishment. Kim sketched what a typical execution looks like, with the condemned person blindfolded, tied to wooden stakes and shot three times. He has been on the shooting side of one himself.