North Korean defector crowdfunds Kim Jong-un assassination

A North Korean defector who survived eight years in a prison camp is now crowd-funding Kim Jung Un's assassination.

Dr. Lee Aeran, 53, escaped beatings, starvation and hard labour when she made the hazardous journey to a new life in South Korea in 1997.

She now runs a restaurant in Seoul where guests can donate cash towards the killing of the corpulent dictator, so far amassing more than £2,300.

Free: Dr. Lee Aeran, 53, escaped to South Korea in 1997 and has since opened a restaurant in Seoul where she is now taking donations towards Kim Jong-Un's assassination

Free: Dr. Lee Aeran, 53, escaped to South Korea in 1997 and has since opened a restaurant in Seoul where she is now taking donations towards Kim Jong-Un's assassination

Dr Lee, who was awarded the 2010 International Women of Courage award by the US Government, said: 'As long as Kim Jung-Un is alive, world peace isn't possible.

'I believe North Korea needs to implement a society based on democracy and that Kim Jung Un must be eliminated. The best way to do that is to assassinate him.

'North Korea is a closed society so of course this will be difficult. So I decided to have a campaign awarding prize money to anyone that could kill him.

Dr Lee was forced to leave her husband behind in North Korea when she fled

Dr Lee was forced to leave her husband behind in North Korea when she fled

'This may motivate people close to him. The fundraising campaign will reward the person who can kill him.'

Dr Lee first dreamed up the idea for her crowdfunding campaign in 2014, but wasn't spurred into action until the death of US student Otto Warmbier this June.

Otto was held prisoner in her former hometown of Pyongyang for stealing a propaganda sign and died six days after returning to Ohio on a coma.

But Dr Lee admits not everyone has been taken by the bold campaign in her restaurant, called Neung-ra Table, with some loyal diners even vowing to boycott her.

But others have thrown support behind it - already donating £2,334 and heaping praise upon her idea.

Aeran said: 'I first thought about this in 2014, but I was afraid to announce it publicly. But after Otto Warmbier died, I was encouraged to start this campaign.

'Some customers strongly support the campaign and have donated to it. Others have gotten angry, said it's awful and that they won't

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