Ryu Mi-yong

Ryu Mi-yong
Chosŏn'gŭl 류미영
Revised Romanization Ryu Mi-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Ryu Miyŏng
This is a Korean name; the family name is Ryu.

Ryu Mi Yong (14 February[1] 1921 – 23 November 2016[2]) was the chairwoman of the North Korean Chondoist Chongu Party.[3] She was a standing committee member of the 10th Supreme People's Assembly.[3] She is known as a defector from South Korea to the North.[3] She and her husband Choe Deok-sin defected to the North in 1986.[4][3] In 2000, she led a delegation of defectors to the South on an officially sanctioned reunion with family they left behind.[5][3]

Ryu had received the Order of Kim Il-sung, Order of Kim Jong-il and National Reunification Prize.[6]


  1. 7 January According to the Lunar Calendar
  2. "S. Korea allows son of late N.K. official to visit Pyongyang". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Ryu Mi-yong -- Representitive(sic) of Chongdogyo in North Korean.". High Beam Research. August 16, 2000. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  4. Korea Times
  5. The Daily Telegraph
  6. "Birthday Spread to Ryu Mi Yong". Naenara. KCNA. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
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