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North Korea Defection

Crackdown Filling NKorean Prisons With Defectors

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's prison population has swelled with those caught fleeing the country under a crackdown on defections by young ...

Activist: NKorean Defectors Told Of Life As Street Urchins

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Before they were detained in Laos and sent home, a group of young North Korean defectors smiled and teased each other as th...

Rights Groups Plead NKorea Not To Harm Defectors

AP | SAM KIM | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- Human rights groups have demanded that North Korea guarantee the safety of nine of its citizens who reportedly fled to Laos, onl...

North Korean Soldier Defects After Killing Superior Officers

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed...