April 13, 2024

Would-be re-defector still trapped in South Korea

Treatment of North Korean refugees sacrificed for sake of conciliation with Pyongyang

Months after declaring his intent to return to the North, defector Son Jong-hun remains trapped in the South.

Son, 48, fled the North 11 years ago and has since worked in NGOs representing defectors, but said he wants to return to make a statement about inadequate treatment of defectors in the South, and to see the family he left behind.

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