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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

North Korean Refugee Arrives in the South

Normally I wouldn't post on something like this except that I found his description interesting.

A North Korean businessman and his family who sought refuge at the South Korean Embassy in Hungary have arrived in South Korea, a news report said Tuesday.
Wonder what kind of business he did in North Korea?

The following numbers are interesting as well.

Nearly 7,700 North Koreans have defected to the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War _ with more than 5,700 of those arriving since 2002. A total of 1,387 defectors arrived in the South last year, down from a record 1,894 in 2004.