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Ryu Mi-yong (14 February[a] 1921 – 23 November 2016[1]) was the chairwoman of the North Korean Chondoist Chongu Party.[2] She was a standing committee member of the 10th Supreme People's Assembly.[2] She was known as a defector from South Korea to the North.[2] She and her husband Choe Deok-sin defected to the North in 1986.[3][2] In 2000, she led a delegation of defectors to the South on an officially sanctioned reunion with family they left behind.[4][2]

Ryu Mi-yong
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Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha
Revised RomanizationRyu Mi-yeong
McCune–ReischauerRyu Miyŏng

Ryu had received the Order of Kim Il-sung, Order of Kim Jong-il and National Reunification Prize.[5]

On her funeral committee were:[6]

  1. Yang Hyong-sop
  2. Kim Yong-chol
  3. Kim Yong-dae
  4. Jon Yong-nam
  5. Ju Yong-gil
  6. Ri Myong-gil
  7. Kim Jong-sung
  8. Ri Song-won
  9. Pak Myong-chol
  10. Ri Kil-song
  11. Yun Jong-ho

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 7 January According to the Lunar Calendar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "S. Korea allows son of late N.K. official to visit Pyongyang". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ryu Mi-yong -- Representitive(sic) of Chongdogyo in North Korean". High Beam Research. August 16, 2000. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  3. ^ Korea Times
  4. ^ The Daily Telegraph
  5. ^ "Birthday Spread to Ryu Mi Yong". Naenara. KCNA. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Ryu Mi Yong (1921-2016)". North Korea Leadership Watch. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2018.