A defector from North Korea has described the shocking brutality she witnessed from inside Kim Jong-un’s regime.
Hee Yeon Lim described how the North Korean leader ordered executions of anyone who dared to cross him and alleged that he picks teenage girls to become his sex slaves.
The daughter of an army colonel, Hee Yeon, 26, lived a privileged life in North Korean capital Pyongyang, where she was exposed to Jong-un’s reign of terror.
Describing one occasion she saw 11 musicians brutally executed for making a pornographic video, she told The Mirror: “We were ordered to leave our classes by security men and made to travel to Pyongyang. There is a sports ground there, a kind of stadium.
“The musicians were brought out, tied up, hooded and apparently gagged, so they could not make a noise, not beg for mercy or scream.
“They were lashed to the end of anti-aircraft guns.
“There were around 10,000 people ordered to watch that day and I was standing 200 feet from these victims.”
She went on: “A gun was fired, the noise was deafening, absolutely terrifying and the guns were fired one after the other.
“The musicians just disappeared each time the guns were fired into them. Their bodies were blown to bits, totally destroyed, blood and bits flying everywhere.
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“And then after that military tanks moved in and they ran over the bits on the ground where the remains lay.
“The tracks were run over the remains and blood repeatedly, over and over again and made to grind the remains, to smash them into the ground until there was nothing left.
“I felt desperately ill from witnessing this. It was so horrible and I could not eat for three days as it made my stomach churn.
“What I saw that day made me sick in my stomach. Despite our privilege we were scared. I saw terrible things in Pyongyang.”
Hee Yeon – whose real name has not been revealed to protect her identity – also alleged that the North Korean leader would choose teenage classmates to become his sex slaves.
She added: “Yes, they have to sleep with him and they cannot make a mistake or object because they could very easily simply disappear.”
Hee Yeon fled North Korea with her mother and younger brother to South Korea after the death of her father Wui Yeon Lim, who died of alcohol problems.
She said: “I have never felt so happy as I felt when I got out.”
US President Donald Trump yesterday said he was ready to “totally destroy” North Korea if it does not stop its nuclear weapons drive.