November 13, 2017

A GREAT ESCAPE: North Korean soldier shot in defection dash across DMZ.

The soldier bolted from a guard post at the northern side of Panmunjom village in the Joint Security Area to the southern side of the village, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. He was shot in the shoulder and elbow and was taken to a South Korean hospital, the South’s Defense Ministry said. It wasn’t immediately known how serious the soldier’s injuries were or why he decided to defect.

Living in a country where they shoot you for trying to leave seems like reason enough.