July 07, 2022

N.Korea reveals identities of three restaurant defectors

Pyongyang criticizes the group who aided the defection, once again claims abduction

North Korean online media has revealed the identities of three of the April restaurant defectors, including their pictures and ID numbers, as well as two South Korean citizens and one other North Korean involved in their defections.

Two of the males’ whose information was revealed had passport numbers composed of eight-digit numbers starting with M, indicating they are South Korean citizens. Another male, surnamed Hwang, appears to be a North Korean based on his ID number.