July 04, 2022

Defector diplomat accused of sexual crimes with minor: N.Korean state media

Accusation shows cultural understanding of Western sensitivities, expert says

Thae Yong-ho, the North Korean diplomat who sensationally defected from his London embassy to South Korea, has been accused by DPRK state media of having “raped minors,” it emerged on Saturday.

The claim, which is the first official response to his defection by state media, also accused the once deputy ambassador to the UK of stealing money from the state.