May 24, 2024

S. Korean police ordered to track down 900 missing N. Korean defectors

Announcement of missing escapees follows return of celebrity defector to the DPRK

South Korea's Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) has instructed police stations across the country to locate around 900 North Korean defectors the Ministry of Unification (MOU) says are missing, an official confirmed to NK News on Monday. 

The announcement follows news in mid-July that North Korean defector Jon Hye Song, known as Lim Ji-hyun in the South, had returned to the North - and speculation that her return was not voluntary.

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