“We were told how great he was, that he could ride a horse when he was 5 years old and shoot a gun when he was 3. Of course we didn’t believe these things, but if you laughed or said anything, you’d be killed.” WaPo talked to 25 people who managed to escape from North Korea about what life is like under Kim Jong Un. (It pays to remember that we talk about raining down fire and fury on North Korea, most of the victims will be those who have been victims their whole lives.)

+ Reuters: Injured defector’s parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea.