North Koreans who defected to the South tear pictures of Kim Jong-un in Seoul. Photo: AFP

Pyongyang calling: how North Korea pressures defectors to the South

  • Ju Gyung-bae’s sister defected to South Korea but was pressured to return. She turned herself in at the North Korean embassy in Beijing
  • Defectors who reached the South have been contacted more often since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011. They are now being strong-armed in organising delivery of items banned under UN sanctions to the North
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North Koreans who defected to the South tear pictures of Kim Jong-un in Seoul. Photo: AFP
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