▲ Joo Hyun-geon escapes from prison


A North Korean defector who escaped from a Chinese prison was arrested after 41 days.



The Jilin Provincial Public Security Bureau announced on the morning of the 28th that they arrested a 39-year-old prisoner Joo Hyeon-geon in Jilin City.



It was around 6 pm on the 18th of last month that Joo, who was imprisoned in Jilin Prison, escaped outside the prison fence.



Prison closed-circuit TV showed him climbing over a temporary building in the prison and jumping over the fence to escape.



The Chinese authorities immediately revealed what he was wearing and wanted him, while also offering a bounty of 150,000 yuan (about 27 million won).



However, after missing for over a month, the bounty was raised to 700,000 yuan (about 130 million won).



After smuggled into China in July 2013, Zhu robbed a private house in Tumen, Jilin Province, the border region, on several occasions, stabbing a resident in the process and seriously injuring them.



A Chinese court sentenced him to 11 years and 3 months in prison and a fine of 16,000 yuan.



The court was due to deport him to North Korea as soon as the sentence was completed.



(Photo = Jimu video capture, Yonhap News)

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