Ji Seong-ho: North Korean defector praised by Donald Trump

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Ji, who was at president’s State of the Union speech, lost his hand and foot in a train accident while searching for coal as a teenager and later fled his country

Some of the loudest applause during Donald Trump’s state of the union address greeted his introduction to Ji Seong-ho, a human rights and disability campaigner who must now be the world’s most recognisable North Korean defector.

After paying tribute to Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died last summer after being held in North Korea, Trump devoted several lines to Ji’s dramatic flight to freedom.

Related: Trump’s State of the Union address – the full speech

The difference between South and North Korea is like the difference between heaven and hell

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