August 09, 2020

N. Korean re-defector arrested in S. Korea for violating national security law
Man allegedly gave contact details of defectors and police officers to DPRK secret police

A North Korean defector who attempted to re-enter South Korea after returning to the North last year has been arrested on suspicion of violating the National Security Act, South Korean law enforcement agencies confirmed to NK News on Friday.

“[The defector] has been detained and sent to the prosecution as of July 14 on charges of espionage,” an official at the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office who wished to remain anonymous told NK News.