Only a tiny percentage of the defectors
were themselves imprisoned or worked as guards in the camps.
The Pyongyang regime, he said, viewed defectors
as social outcasts because South Koreans were unwilling to share their economic pie.
China's latest repatriation of defectors
is an unprecedented tough measure compared to past actions.
North Korea is seeking to set an 'example' for its people by executing dozens of defectors
, said Kim Bum-soo, a spokesman for the group.
Ken Eom, a defector
who made it here in 2010, said the reason why the North canceled the South's performances in the North was for the protection of its regime.
Even though most defectors
leave North Korea through China, it's a treacherous place to defect.
Busia county had two high profile defectors
who failed to win their seats after jumping ship to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Woorihana, which literally means 'together as one,' is a nongovernment organization founded in 2012 that aims to help young North Korean defectors
through one-on-one English training and leadership programs.
During the weeklong event, participants attended workshops and roundtable discussions with defectors
and affected communities.
allegedly claimed they abandoned their base in protest against harsh conditions, lack of food and other necessary supplies within their Wechyaradiw base.
According to the operative, the defectors
decided to join al-Nusra Front due to intentions to fight back against the Syrian army which is advancing against the Takfiri terrorist groups.
The fact that the father remains nameless and is referred only as "father" throughout the novel bears witness to his dwindled existence as a nameless, ghost-like individual in South Korea, which is not much different from the lives of North Korea defectors
living in the South sixty years after the ceasefire.