Tuesday, August 08, 2006

North Korean defector says senator's help with asylum in the U.S.

A North Korean defector seeking asylum in the United States said that a U.S. senator promised to help her case and possibly arrange a meeting with President George W. Bush.

Ma Young-ae told Yonhap she met with Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) at his office last Thursday.

The former North Korean fled from Pyongyang through China in 2000 and initially settled in South Korea where she acquired citizenship.

[Yonhap News]

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