November 29, 2023

Seoul investigating North Korean defector couple missing in China: MOU

Amid unsubstantiated reports of a redefection, MOU confirms 26 have taken place since 2012

The South Korean government is investigating the whereabouts of a North Korean defector couple who have disappeared in China, Seoul's Ministry of Unification (MOU) confirmed on Monday.

In a response to reports by South Korean broadcaster TV Chosun on Sunday that two defectors had voluntarily returned to the North, ministry spokesperson Baik Tae-hyun said he could not confirm the redefection.