Sunday, June 24, 2007

Court permits remarriage of North Korean defectors in S. Korea

In a landmark ruling, a Seoul court cleared the way for North Korean defectors who left spouses in their communist homeland to remarry in the South, according to a news report.

Married North Korean defectors have so far been legally barred from remarrying in South Korea because they are already married in the North.

Under a revised law on the protection of North Korea defectors, people who have obtained South Korean citizenship after defection now can file for divorce "if it is unclear whether their spouse lives in the South."

[The Korean Herald]

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