Li Mi-Yung just wanted to be free.
This 55-year old widow in North Korea had spent the last 18-months building up an off-grid residential homestead. She was, for the most part, fully independent.
She collected rain as a source of water. She had her own waste disposal. She generated her own electricity from the sun.
Sounds pretty admirable, right? Especially in a place where so few people are independent.
Unfortunately, upon finding out about Ms. Li’s living situation, the local authorities in North Korea dispatched entire teams of government workers to Ms. Li’s home, attempting to evict her and haul her in front of a tribunal.