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Ji Seong-ho was born on 1982 in North Korea, is a Human rights activist, speaker. Discover Ji Seong-ho's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 38 years old?

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2020

Ji ran as a member the Future Korea Party, the sister party of the United Future Party, in the 2020 South Korean legislative election, and was elected as a member of the National Assembly.

In May 2020, Ji apologised to voters for claiming he was 99% certain that Kim Jong-un had died during a three week period when Kim was not portrayed in the media. The Democratic Party criticised Ji for carelessness, with some members urging that Ji should be excluded from the intelligence and defence committees.

2018

On January 30, 2018, Ji attended the 2018 State of the Union Address at the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, who told Ji's story of escape from North Korea, stating it as a "testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom".

2017

On 25 February 2017, Ji presented a lecture in Dodds Auditorium as a part of the PNKHR Conference. He discussed the lack of support of disabled citizens by the North Korean government who did not provide the disabled "adequate medical attention". Ji went on to describe that even after successfully escaping North Korea, many defectors face a "psychological longing for their family members". One of the many difficulties defectors faced on their journey was not being able to escape with their elderly family members. Since the nature of the journey was exhausting and wearisome, most elderly citizens were either dead or caught.

2015

In April 2015, he said that his favorite part of the recently released film The Interview, a comedy in which Kim Jong-un is murdered, was when Sook, a North Korean interpreter played by Diana Bang, turns against the regime. "It shows it's possible", Ji commented. Ji's activities, reported the Hollywood Reporter at the time, "are operated on a shoestring, out of an office far too small for all of the boxes of supplies it houses". Ji stated his motivations are to provide opportunities to North Korean youth under the same circumstances he had been under.

2014

On 11 December 2014, Ji addressed the British Parliament. At that time, he was reportedly researching for a book on North Korea's abuse of its disabled population.

December 2014 articles in the British press cited Ji and other defectors to the effect that North Korea was "systematically purging its disabled population by making them disappear from public sight, subjecting them to chemical weapons tests and castrating them". Ji said that the regime felt "humiliated" by disabled people and that "babies with mental and physical disabilities are routinely snatched from hospitals and left to suffer 'indescribable things' until they die." Ji stated: "The regime proclaims: 'There are no people with disabilities under the Kims' rule' and 'everyone is equal and living well'.... And while that propaganda is going on, disabled children are being taken away, suffering indescribable things and dying." He said that two other defectors had "told him of a village in a remote mountain region that had been effectively turned into an asylum to house people with dwarfism". The male dwarfs, Ji stated, "were castrated so they would become extinct. There's no-one left there by now."

2012

A May 2012 report described Ji as a law student and stated that he held a silent demonstration against North Korea every week.

2011

A December 2011 report described him as "well integrated" compared to most other defectors, and said that "his surviving relatives have joined him". Also, government help had allowed him to enroll in college to study law. He had founded a group called Now Action & Unity for NK Human Rights (NAUH), which "raises awareness of North Korean human-rights abuses and has paid for defectors to move from China to South Korea". The group's members “hold street campaigns during weekends in Seoul, unfurling banners and giving out leaflets, and organise lectures". The report stated that Ji was "grateful for his new life" every day.

He said that he had experienced a mixture of feelings at the news of Kim Jong-il's death on 17 December 2011. "When I first heard about Kim Jong-il's death I felt exultation, but there were many thoughts", he said. "I thought about my father's death. I regret that Kim Jong-il died too happily, too easily. But I thought, now North Korea's 23 million people can live a better life." He hoped that the regime change would make a positive difference for the North Korean people. "I'm living a better life in South Korea now, but I'm sorry for the other North Koreans still suffering under the dictatorship", he said. "It's the difference between heaven and hell. In North Korea you live the life of a machine." Saying that North Koreans "weren't brainwashed to worship Kim Jong-un", he said, "I expect the third generation of the dictatorship will not last long because of that fact." He also said that he believed the peninsula would be unified in his lifetime.

2004

Ji's mother and sister defected from North Korea in 2004. In 2006, Ji and his brother escaped from the North, crossing the Tumen River into China. Ji nearly drowned in the river. After the crossing, Ji insisted that his brother leave him behind, lest his disability result in capture for both of them. With the aid of religious groups and others, Ji managed to make his way across China. He was ultimately reunited with his brother in South Korea. He left the North "because (he) was in search of freedom. In more simple terms, (he) wanted to be treated as a human."

1996

On 7 March 1996, Ji, then in his early teens, was on a train stealing coal with his mother and sister when he lost consciousness from hunger while jumping from one train car to another and fell through a gap between the cars. He later recalled regaining consciousness and seeing the rear of the train receding down the track and then realizing it had run over his body. "A piece of very thin flesh was holding my leg to the rest of my body. Blood was gushing out", he recalled. "I needed to stop the bleeding. When I tried to work on my leg, I realized that three of my fingers on my left hand had been sheared off." He underwent a four-and-a-half hour operation without anesthetic. "The doctors were thinking whether they should let me die or if it was worth it to operate", he later explained. "My mom was pleading and crying, so they decided to operate....On the operating table I could feel everything that was being done to my body. I was screaming at the top of my lungs....I felt the saw cutting into the bone of my leg, and the scalpel through my flesh. Every time I passed out from the pain the surgeon would slap my face to keep me awake. The whole hospital heard my screams....The simplest thing to do was cut off everything. They didn't try to save my remaining two fingers, they just cut off my hand."

1982

Ji Seong-ho (born 1982) is a North Korean defector who lives in South Korea, where he works to raise awareness about the situation in North Korea and to help fellow defectors. He was badly injured by a train but managed to escape North Korea.

Ji was born in 1982, not far from the Hoeryong concentration camp, he grew up during the North Korean famine of the mid-1990s. In 1995, his grandmother died of starvation. "The family survived by eating the ground-up cores of corn husks and the roots of cabbages", according to one report. Ji later said, "There was no meat and never any oil....Sometimes we could get seaweed and we would also eat mountain grasses....At harvest time, rats in the field would stash seeds down their burrows, which we would dig up. Often the rats would attack us and we would club some of them to death and that would give us a real feast." Every few days, Ji would go out and steal coal from trains and try to exchange it in the markets for food.