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From a humble background, Ko was catapulted into the top echelons of North Korean society when her sister, a performer, caught the eye of the princeling Kim Jong Il, and she became his third partner in Kim Jong Il personally selected Ri to marry his sister-in-law.
Over a sushi lunch in New York, she reminisced about drinking cognac with sparkling water and eating caviar in Pyongyang, about riding with Kim Jong Il in his Mercedes-Benz. Then came the charmed years in Europe. This was their link to the royal family, and without that link, what would happen to them? Someone could easily make you disappear.
He apparently built up too much power.
InKim had him executed. So one day inRi and Ko and their three children took a taxi to the U.
They said they were North Korean diplomats and wanted asylum. After several days, during which time a Korean speaker flew in from Washington, they were taken to a U.
They stayed in a house on the base for several months while they were questioned. Then Ri and Ko disclosed their family connections.
But Ri insists they did not know much. Madden said the pair would have had limited intelligence value. When they landed in the United States, the family spent a few days in the Washington area — not far from the CIA — before moving to a small city where a South Korean church had offered to help them, as it did for others who escaped the North.
He worked as a builder, then did maintenance in an apartment house, jobs that were easy to do without English. Ko was frustrated at not being able to work and contribute.
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So they opened a small store and began working long hours, Ri at the machines and Ko doing alterations. They soon hit their stride. They have a comfortable existence but certainly do not appear to be living large.
Last year, Ri and Ko moved to sue three high-level North Korean defectors who had been on South Korean television accusing them of a variety of activities including having plastic surgery and stealing millions of dollars from the Kim regime.
The couple hired a celebrity lawyer, Kang Yong-seok, to pursue a defamation case, but it was thrown out on a technicality. Kang arranged for The Washington Post to meet the couple and was present for most of the interviews in New York. Ri, who is particularly careful around reporters not to speak ill of the regime, is positioning himself as the person to bridge the widening gap between Washington and Pyongyang.
Why would he want to go back? Ko said she misses her home town — the pull of the home town cannot be underestimated in Korean culture — but does not want to go back. Nor does she want Ri to visit. What do we know about Kim Jong Un?
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