If a person seriously considers defecting to North Korea to avoid imprisonment in a Western country, what dangers or difficulties should such an individual be prepared to face?
How likely is such a person to be imprisoned and subsequently tortured or executed as soon as they are within North Korean borders?
Even if they are granted an ordinary life of an ordinary North Korean, how likely are they to be subsequently imprisoned and tortured or executed for a very petty crime, like not paying enough respect to Kim or failing to meet work efficiency requirements?
Considering the notorious grave human right violations of the North Korean government, even in spite of the latest reduction of the rampant poverty, how does life in North Korea compare to serving a prison sentence in a Western country?
How harsh is the state's control over every day life?
What are the other dangers?
If the defector changes his mind in the future, how likely is he to leave North Korea? How likely is he to be executd on sight, or imprisoned and subsequently tortured or executed anyway for trying?