December 03, 2021

Defectors in S. Korea dying of suicide, unknown reasons: Lawmaker

Opposition party figure blasts Unification Ministry, foundation for not knowing cause of death in many cases

Over the last 10 years 31 North Korean defectors have committed suicide and 72 have died for unknown reasons, an opposition party lawmaker revealed Friday.

Shin Kyoung-min of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), a member of the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee in the National Assembly, made public these figures, based on statistics from the Ministry of Unification (MoU).