North Korean state media had strong words for Joe Biden - the former US vice-president and current presidential candidate - on Wednesday. Mr Biden had "gone reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power", a commentary on the news website KCNA said. He was "an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician", the commentary said, adding that he was "a fool of low IQ". The piece also accused him of "vulgar acts and words about women" - a reference to earlier allegations of unwelcome touching from women - and said he became a "laughing-stock of the media" when he appeared to fall asleep during a speech by then-President Barack Obama in
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The heart-wrenching story of a North Korean defector has achieved almost 75 million views after it went viral online. In the video, Yeomni Park — a human rights activist who fled the isolationist state when she was 13 years old — tells of the horror of watching her friend's mother be executed for watching a Hollywood film. He targeted me, I was 13 years old. My mother allowed herself to be raped in order to protect me.
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She came from an educated, politically connected family that turned to black market trading during North Korea's economic collapse in the s. They fled to China, where Park and her mother fell into the hands of human traffickers and she was sold into slavery before escaping to Mongolia. Park rose to global prominence after she delivered a speech at the One Young World Summit in Dublin , Ireland — an annual summit that gathers young people from around the world to develop solutions to global problems. Her father was a civil servant who worked at the Hyesan town hall as part of the ruling Workers' Party , and her mother was a nurse for the North Korean Army. Her father later established a metal smuggling operation in the capital, Pyongyang , where he spent most of the year while his wife and daughters remained in Hyesan.
Hyeonseo Lee escaped from North Korea in , spending ten years in China evading the authorities before gaining asylum in South Korea. Hyeonseo Lee: Until the first dictator died in , I thought he was God. We were so brainwashed in North Korea.