A North Korean border guard who defected in 2017 has given his first interview a year after his bullet-ridden escape, and he says most young people in the country aren't loyal to Kim Jong Un.
On November 13, 2017, Oh Chong Song made the dash through Panmunjom ("Truce Village") in the demilitarized zone near the South Korean border, taking heavy fire from his colleagues, sustaining at least five bullet wounds, but ultimately surviving.
In an interview with Japanese language newspaper Sankei Shimbun on Friday the 25-year-old spoke about his escape and his memories of North Korea.
He said he has "no regrets about defecting," the paper quotes him as saying.
Speaking openly about his escape, and his comrades opening fire on him as he fled, Oh said: "If they don't shoot, they will be severely punished.