Il Lim

Il Lim is a North Korean defector and former slave laborer.

Now a writer, Il Lim is the primary author of the 2021 work Interviews with North Korea Defectors, a collection of 33 conversations with North Korean defectors residing in South Korea.



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Surviving Slave Labor with Il Lim

Il Lim, North Korean defector and former slave laborer, addresses the 7th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks. Full Remarks I would like to tell you about my experience as an overseas worker. 19 years ago, on November 8th, 1996, I went to Kuwait