February 21, 2024

At least seven N.Korean diplos defected to S.Korea in 2016: JoongAng

Unlike case of Thae Yong Ho, other cases yet to be confirmed by Ministry of Unification

At least seven North Korean diplomats – including Thae Yong Ho – defected and arrived in South Korea this year according to unnamed local officials, South Korean media outlet the JoongAng Ilbo said on Friday.

A diplomat with his family fled from Bulgaria and arrived in the South earlier this year, the JoongAng said, with other diplomats from East Asia seeking asylum in June and July.