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Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

  SEOUL: A North Korean defector was caught on military surveillance equipment as he fled across the border to his communist homeland, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The border crossing by the 24-year-old man, surnamed Kim, became known after North Korea revealed Sunday that a “runaway” returned home in the border city of […]

S.K. agency provides N.K. defectors psychological therapy for traumatic memories

S.K. agency provides N.K. defectors psychological therapy for traumatic memories

  Seoul: Around two years ago, nearly 20 years after she escaped from North Korea, Kim Young-sook (alias) was suddenly overcome by traumatic memories of life-or-death experiences, and she knew she could not handle it on her own. Her memories of crossing the thinly-frozen Tumen River into China in 1998, having left her family behind […]

Touring DMZ with North Korean defector

Touring DMZ with North Korean defector

“I’m a dead man in my hometown,” a North Korean defector, who uses the alias Jeong Sang-soo to protect his identity, said during a Korea Times interview in the middle of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) tour. “I had to fake my own death so that my wife and children who are still in the […]

“80% of young North Koreans not loyal to Kim Jong-un”

“80% of young North Koreans not loyal to Kim Jong-un”

Eighty percent of young North Koreans have no loyalty to the country’s leader, according to a Japanese newspaper. “Inside the North (North Korea), people, and especially the young generation, are indifferent to each other, politics and their leaders, and there is no sense of loyalty,” a Japanese newspaper quoted a North Korean defector as saying. […]

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open on Oct. 4 with “Beautiful Days,” a movie about a woman defector who meets her son after 14 years, the festival’s board of directors has announced. The 23rd annual festival will run through Oct. 13. Directed by Jero Yun, the film depicts the life of a North […]

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