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Your evening longread: The North Korean prisoner who escaped with her guard

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

Now, every evening, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle.

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

North Korean prisoner

This illustrated read tells the story of Kim, a prisoner, and Jeon, her guard, who both escape one night from a prison. 

(BBC, approx 10 mins reading time)

“If they stopped me, I was going to shoot them and run. If I couldn’t run, I was going to shoot myself.” If that didn’t work he was going to stab himself with the knife and take the poison. “Once I was prepared to die, nothing scared me,” says Jeon. 

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