Sunday, February 08, 2009

North Korean defectors arrested in Myanmar now in Seoul

A group of North Korean refugees arrested in Myanmar last year for illegally entering the country arrived in South Korea this week, Radio Free Asia reports.

The 19 defectors -- 15 women and four men -- were apprehended in December of last year by Myanmar authorities while en route to South Korea from China. They were later released into Thailand.

Three departed from Thailand two weeks ago and the remaining 16 left the country this week, Radio Free Asia said, citing an official working at a defector relief agency in Thailand.

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