Ryu Mi Yong was born on February 14, 1921, and died on November 23, 2016.
She was the chairwoman of the North Korean Chondoist Chongu Party.
Ryu Mi-yong was a standing committee member of the 10th Supreme People’s Assembly.
Ryu Mi-yong was known as a defector from South Korea to the North.
Ryu and her husband Choe Deok-sin defected to the North in 1986.
During 2000, Ryu Mi-yong led a delegation of defectors to the South on an officially sanctioned reunion with family they left behind.
She had received the Order of Kim Il-sung, Order of Kim Jong-il and National Reunification Prize.
Ryu Mi-yong passed away at 95 years old.