PA/FACEBOOKDr Lee Ae-ran is offering $1million to anyone who kills Kim Jong-un
Dr Lee Ae-ran suffered savage beatings, starvation and extreme forced labour at the hands of the cruel regime before she managed to escape to South Korea in 1997.
And now she hopes to raise a $1million bounty which she has pledged as a reward to anyone who manages to kill dictator Kim.
Dr Lee, 53, says “world peace isn’t possible” until the despot is dead and revealed she had been considering the idea for years but felt forced to act after US student Otto Warmbier died in June.
The 22-year-old was jailed by a kangaroo court in Pyongyang in 2016 for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster.Related articles
FACEBOOKRestaurant owner Dr Lee has so far raised £2,334
I believe North Korea needs to implement a society based on democracy and that Kim Jung Un must be eliminated
Dr Lee Ae-ran
He was sentenced to 15 year hard labour, but after serving 17 months he was released to US officials in a coma and died just days returning to his home in Ohio.
Dr Lee, who runs a restaurant in Seoul, 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.”
FACEBOOKDr Lee Ae-ran (centre) said the death of Otto Warmbier spurred on her bounty idea
Dr Lee conceded killing the hermit state’s supreme leader would be extremely difficult.
Kim’s movements are top secret and even US and South Korean intelligence services are rarely aware of his whereabouts.
But she said she hoped the bounty might encourage someone in his inner circle to turn on the tyrant.
She said: “North Korea