North Korean defectors jubilant at tyrant Kim Jong-il’s demise (The Australian)

(Dec.21,2011)Rick Wallace, TOKYO Correspondent for The Australian contrasts the jubilation of North Korean defectors who’ve escaped North Korea with the hysteria accompanying regime-led mourning for the death of longstanding dictator, Kim Jong-il. Quotes from HHK Director in this article: “Tim Peters, founder and director of defector support group Helping Hands Korea, said Kim’s death would lead to more defections, although in the short term crossing the border would be more difficult due to raised security.” “It will raise the pressure inside North Korea to leave,” he said. “The push factors will continue.”