The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

On February 14, 2017, Kim Jong-nam, the estranged brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated during a trip to Malaysia. According to Yonhap News, North Korea’s Ministry of National Security and its Foreign Ministry orchestrated the murder, which was carried out with VX nerve agent, classified by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction. Kim Jong-nam’s murder is a stark reminder that people who leave or escape North Korea remain bound to the regime. While Kim Jong-nam and other defectors are physically free from North Korea, they live in constant fear of …

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