North Korean Defector Whose Escape Went Viral Speaks Out In U.S. TV Interview | NBC Nightly News

North Korean Defector Whose Escape Went Viral Speaks Out In U.S. TV Interview | NBC Nightly News


NORTH KOREA AND THE MAN THAT MADE IT OUT ALIVE IS TELLING KEIR MAN THAT MADE IT OUT ALIVE IS TELLING KEIR SIMMONS HOW HE DID IT. ALIVE IS TELLING KEIR SIMMONS HOW HE DID IT.>>Reporter: THE SIMMONS HOW HE DID IT.>>Reporter: THE STUNNING VIDEO GAINED>>Reporter: THE STUNNING VIDEO GAINED GLOBAL ATTENTION, A STUNNING VIDEO GAINED GLOBAL ATTENTION, A NORTH KOREAN SOLDIER GLOBAL ATTENTION, A NORTH KOREAN SOLDIER FLEEING TO FREEDOM NORTH KOREAN SOLDIER FLEEING TO FREEDOM ACROSS THE WORLD’S FLEEING TO FREEDOM ACROSS THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS BORDER, ACROSS THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS BORDER, FINALLY FREE TO SPEAK MOST DANGEROUS BORDER, FINALLY FREE TO SPEAK OUT TONIGHT. FINALLY FREE TO SPEAK OUT TONIGHT. IS THIS FREEDOM? OUT TONIGHT. IS THIS FREEDOM?>>YES. IS THIS FREEDOM?>>YES.>>Reporter: VIDEO>>YES.>>Reporter: VIDEO DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED,>>Reporter: VIDEO DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED, LEAPING FROM HIS DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED, LEAPING FROM HIS VEHICLE IN A HAIL OF LEAPING FROM HIS VEHICLE IN A HAIL OF BULLETS FROM FELLOW VEHICLE IN A HAIL OF BULLETS FROM FELLOW NORTH KOREAN SOLDIERS BULLETS FROM FELLOW NORTH KOREAN SOLDIERS WAS VIEWED BY MILLIONS NORTH KOREAN SOLDIERS WAS VIEWED BY MILLIONS IN 2017. WAS VIEWED BY MILLIONS IN 2017. A BULLET PENETRATED IN 2017. A BULLET PENETRATED HERE, IT CAME OUT THIS A BULLET PENETRATED HERE, IT CAME OUT THIS WAY HE SAYS. HERE, IT CAME OUT THIS WAY HE SAYS. I FELT BLOOD. WAY HE SAYS. I FELT BLOOD. I STILL RAN. I FELT BLOOD. I STILL RAN. COLLAPSING JUST ACROSS I STILL RAN. COLLAPSING JUST ACROSS THE BORDER. COLLAPSING JUST ACROSS THE BORDER. SOUTH KOREAN SOLDIERS THE BORDER. SOUTH KOREAN SOLDIERS PULLED HIM TO SAFETY, SOUTH KOREAN SOLDIERS PULLED HIM TO SAFETY, BUT HALF UNCONSCIOUS, PULLED HIM TO SAFETY, BUT HALF UNCONSCIOUS, HE SAYS HE FEARED HE BUT HALF UNCONSCIOUS, HE SAYS HE FEARED HE WAS BEING DRAGGED BACK HE SAYS HE FEARED HE WAS BEING DRAGGED BACK TO THE NORTH AND WAS BEING DRAGGED BACK TO THE NORTH AND ALMOST CERTAIN TO THE NORTH AND ALMOST CERTAIN EXECUTION. ALMOST CERTAIN EXECUTION. NOBODY HAS ESCAPED EXECUTION. NOBODY HAS ESCAPED ACROSS THAT BORDER FOR NOBODY HAS ESCAPED ACROSS THAT BORDER FOR DECADES. ACROSS THAT BORDER FOR DECADES. DO YOU THINK THAT DECADES. DO YOU THINK THAT YOU’RE BRAVE? DO YOU THINK THAT YOU’RE BRAVE? IT’S NOT MY BRAVERY YOU’RE BRAVE? IT’S NOT MY BRAVERY THAT KEPT ME ALIVE, IT’S NOT MY BRAVERY THAT KEPT ME ALIVE, IT’S THE SOUTH KOREAN THAT KEPT ME ALIVE, IT’S THE SOUTH KOREAN PEOPLE WHO DONATED IT’S THE SOUTH KOREAN PEOPLE WHO DONATED BLOOD HE SAYS AND HE PEOPLE WHO DONATED BLOOD HE SAYS AND HE WANTS TO THANK THE BLOOD HE SAYS AND HE WANTS TO THANK THE AMERICAN MEDICS THAT WANTS TO THANK THE AMERICAN MEDICS THAT RUSHED HIM TO THE AMERICAN MEDICS THAT RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. TODAY HE LIVES IN A HOSPITAL. TODAY HE LIVES IN A SMALL APARTMENT TODAY HE LIVES IN A SMALL APARTMENT WITHOUT HIS FAMILY AND SMALL APARTMENT WITHOUT HIS FAMILY AND FIVE BULLET HOLES IN WITHOUT HIS FAMILY AND FIVE BULLET HOLES IN HIS BODY. FIVE BULLET HOLES IN HIS BODY. HE SAYS AS A SOLDIER HIS BODY. HE SAYS AS A SOLDIER IN NORTH KOREA, HE WAS HE SAYS AS A SOLDIER IN NORTH KOREA, HE WAS LIVING OFF $100 A IN NORTH KOREA, HE WAS LIVING OFF $100 A MONTH. LIVING OFF $100 A MONTH. HE TELLS US, U.S.-LED

100 thoughts on “North Korean Defector Whose Escape Went Viral Speaks Out In U.S. TV Interview | NBC Nightly News

  1. I’m pretty sure that he has no family. North Korea would’ve torture his loved ones. That’s why so many people can’t escape because they cannot take the whole family with them.

  2. This just in…

    Liberals want to give control over your healthcare to the corrupt government of the United States.

  3. …🤨…
    Okay, thats just stupid to say the least.
    This man has probably exprienced more then the reporter himself. But you just gave him 1minute and 34 seconds?! Second, WHY👏🏻WOULD👏🏻YOU👏🏻SHOW👏🏻HIS👏🏻APARTMENT👏🏻NUMBER👏🏻

  4. To think that some people in Canada and America have said that they prefer North Korea/Kim to Trump, while this man here barely escaped NK with 5 bullet holes, shows how pathetic and ungrateful those who live in a free society are.

  5. I’m so happy for him but why did you show his apartment? the north korean government seen him as a traitor.His life will probably always be in danger,you should protect his personal information more.

  6. Sad thing amongst this miracle is that this man's family is definitely suffering as a consequence or more likely dead.

  7. North Korean crosses border illegally – praised by many

    Mexican does the same – go back to your country

  8. So nbc gives so much more time to the most irrelevant topics but something so interesting and astounding only gets one minute 🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

  9. This man made all those war movies look like cartoons. He did it for real, they should make a movie, i bet it would be a best seller. Bigger than Gone With the Wind, and Kim Jung Un will hate us but fk it.

  10. I love the relationship SKorea has always so closely had with the US. Backs us up without hesitation all the time while saving every men at all costs.

  11. Someone needs to take over North Korea and free everyone in that country!! And everyone needs to know of that dynasty’s corruption and power hungry rule

  12. Why did you reveal his face and life? It is very dangerous to show where the defector lives. For common people, interview is only for interest, but for defector, it is a matter of life and death.

  13. He escaped north korea, went viral and you give him a minute. Jeez give the guy more air time, at least a docu series from childhood to where he is now😌

  14. Let's see how long this dude can survive being on the other side especially talking and explaining all their secrets let's be real here

    Godforbid something worth to happen to this individual especially going viral

  15. This is one of the reason big media is losing viewers. Instead of showing a proper interview of this guy, you show a 1 min clip. Take notes from Joe Rogan.

  16. They never tell u, around when this happened, one South Korean tried to escape to North Korea( yes the other way ) by crossing river, received hundreds of bullets to death. Thank God now North and South is trying to make things better.

  17. For those wondering for his safety, he is safe. The South Korean NIS provide private security protection for defectors for a prolonged period of time after defecting, especially in high publicity scenarios.

  18. Wow. Witnessing the South Koreans soldiers pulling someone to safety that was an enemy only 5 minutes prior. Followed by donating blood to keep him alive. Bless them and bless this young man.

  19. “Nobody has escaped across that border for decades. Do you think…that you’re brave?”

    Please shoot me instead.

  20. I remember watching the CCTV footage of his escape at Panmunjom. Welcome to Freedom, soldier, and thanks for serving as another example of Korean resilience. Free North Korea!

  21. Wow, 2 years later and he still has bullet holes in his body? Sheesh. Takes this guy forever to heal.

    What a bunch of moron reporters these days.

  22. GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR U.S. MILITARY AND DOCTORS FOR SAVING HIS LIFE AND LIVES ACROSS THE GLOBE. U.S.A. "IN GOD WE TRUST" SYMBOL OF FREEDOM, HOPE, LIBERTY.

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