South Korean army soldiers patrol a fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. File photo: AP South Korean army soldiers patrol a fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. File photo: AP
South Korean army soldiers patrol a fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. File photo: AP
North Korea

North Korean diplomat who defected to South worries about family back home

  • Ryu Hyun-woo and his family reached the South in September 2019 but their arrival was kept secret until last week
  • Some 30,000 North Koreans have fled repression and poverty to settle in the South, almost all of them first secretly crossing the porous border with China

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South Korean army soldiers patrol a fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. File photo: AP South Korean army soldiers patrol a fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. File photo: AP
South Korean army soldiers patrol a fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. File photo: AP
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