Who crossed the South Korean border into North Korea?

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That man last Saturday Had entered A North Korean national who emigrated to South Korea in 2020 has illegally entered North Korea across the border separating the country from South Korea. The man’s identity was revealed after being unknown for two days. We do not now know the reasons that led him to return to his country, where he may have been punished for his flight, but we know that he lived in great financial hardship in South Korea.

Crossing the border from South Korea to North Korea is a rare occurrence, as illegal crossings usually take place in the opposite direction, and man has been seen fleeing the North Korean regime and seeking refuge in democratic South Korea. At 9pm on Saturday, South Korean authorities declared the “Demilitarized Zone” (DMZ), the land that divides the Korean Peninsula, despite the name being patrolled by troops on both sides, and surrounded by landmines. With barbed wire.

Crossing the “militarized zone” is illegal in both directions, and it is very dangerous: many people who usually arrive in South Korea from North Korea pass elsewhere, for example from China. About 30,000 North Koreans currently live in South Korea, and only about 30 have returned to North Korea in the past decade.

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An official from the South Korean Defense Ministry on Monday He said The man, whose name is not mentioned, is a 30-year-old North Korean citizen who fled in November 2020, thus entering a “militarized area”. The man was identified by comparing cross-border video recordings of the day to last Saturday. Subsequent reconstructions revealed that he had significant financial difficulties in South Korea, where he worked as a cleaner.

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In South Korea, the episode revived old discussions about the living conditions of North Korean refugees. The second Many activists, once arriving in South Korea, do not find adequate living conditions and often risk their lives to leave their country.

The South Korean Ministry of Unification released the details on Monday He said The Korean press reported that the North Korean exiles had received financial, medical and social support from the South Korean government.

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