Choe In-guk gives a statement to North Korean media after his defection. Photo: AP

South Korean lived life ‘in pain’ before defecting to North, says friend

  • Choe In-guk arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday – following in the footsteps of his parents, who switched allegiance in 1986
  • His friends say he could not shake the ‘infamous’ association and had struggled to find a stable job
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Choe In-guk gives a statement to North Korean media after his defection. Photo: AP
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