Meet the man who plans to re-defect back to North Korea

Son Jong-hun tells NK News why he wants to leave South Korea and go back to the North
July 29th, 2013
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Having risked one’s life to escape North Korea and take up residence in the South, why would anyone choose to go back? 

In a widely reported trend this year, several North Korean defectors have made that choice, and NK News had the chance to sit down with Son Jong-hoon to discuss the reasons for re-defection.

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Hyowon Shin

Hyowon Shin (@hyowonshin) is an NK News staff reporter in Seoul and a Master's student at Yonsei Graduated School of International Studies.

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  • sssss

    he must be a spy for sure….