May 18, 2022

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S. Korean lawyers to again request meeting with 12 restaurant-worker defectors

Minbyun hopes to persuade newly appointed NIS chief to review controversial case

South Korean lawyers representing the North Korean families of 12 defectors the DPRK claims are “abductees” will again request access to the women, the representative of the Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun) group said on Tuesday.

The Park Geun-hye administration last year insisted that all 12 defectors had chosen to come to South Korea of their own free will, a claim that Minbyun said it will seek to verify.