Why Do Some Defectors Return to North Korea Despite the Country’s Draconian Regime?

There are several factors at play.

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A North Korean man returning to North Korea made headlines earlier this month. New York Times reports that the North Korean citizen who crossed the border to South Korea in 2020 came back to North Korea in January 2022.




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Joanna Henderson

Canadian. Mental health activist. Banker and financier who drinks too much coffee. Pursuing happiness and sharing my thoughts with others.

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