December 07, 2023

Almost half of defectors experience discrimination in the South: major survey

Journalists frequently violate their private lives, respondents say

Around 50 percent of North Korean defectors living in South Korea say they have experienced discrimination because of their background, a recent poll by a South Korean government-backed institute said on Tuesday.

The number of North Korean defectors in South Korea has more than tripled since 2006, the report said, creating a rising need to ensure more protection of defectors' rights as prejudice and discrimination have increased.