February 25, 2024

Seoul denies political timing in revealing N.Koreans’ defections

Progressives cite unusually quick revelations of defections as government point to sanctions

Seoul’s Ministry of Unification (MoU) on Monday denied any connection between the upcoming election and the recent revelation that a group of North Korean restaurant workers had defected.

Previously, the progressive South Korean paper the Hankyoreh reported the Blue House had directed the revelation and the opposition Minjoo Party raised suspicions of the “Northern wind” – the use of North Korean issues to rally conservative voters.