January 24, 2020

Lawyers request access to N.Korean defectors under investigation
Lawyers calling for communication with defectors to clear rumors about hunger strike
Amid rumors of a hunger strike and possible starvation, South Korean lawyers have requested access to the 12 North Korean restaurant employees who defected to South Korea in early April.Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun) submitted a request on Friday to the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to meet the former restaurant workers, asking that the meeting take place after their press