North Korean defectors
aged 18 years or over can apply for the programme.
The government-affiliated Korea Institute for National Unification in Seoul, which conducts in-depth surveys and interviews of North Korean defectors
, estimates that between 80,000 and 120,000 people are held in political camps.
AMMAN, Feb 3 (KUNA) -- Up to 318 Syrian refugees, including 32 military defectors
, crossed the border to Jordan yesterday and were transferred to Al-Rajhi Camp north-east of the Kingdom, Jordanian newspaper "Al-Ghad" announced here on Sunday.
They were identified as North Korean defectors
, according to their documents, and they were allowed to land in Japan Wednesday, Kyodo reported.
He preferred to describe them as refusing to return home, rather than as defectors
But in South Korea critics have focused on Beijing's treatment of defectors
who try to escape their lives of hardship in the North.
The Post said: "The CIA effort on defectors
reflects the urgency with which the US government has sought to slow down Iran's nuclear advances.
Leaving the Fold: Apostates and Defectors
She would also later prove to be one of the most important defectors
from the Communist underground apparatus.
Following a brief consideration of the support system, the article proceeds to catalogue some of the social problems created by the growing number of defectors
and reviews the manifold difficulties they encounter in the new environment.
Their safe arrival follows the high-profile repatriation from Laos to North Korea on May 27 of seven teenage defectors
The report, from a news website run by North Korean defectors
, said that senior officials were given the book as a gift in January.