South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s government has been accused of sidelining human rights in his quest to forge positive relations with North Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE

North Korean defectors in Vietnam: what took South Korea so long to intervene?

  • Sources say South Korea did not want to get involved in securing the release of a group of North Korean defectors from Vietnam last month
  • President Moon Jae-in’s administration has been accused of sidelining human rights to forge positive relations with Pyongyang
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s government has been accused of sidelining human rights in his quest to forge positive relations with North Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.