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NK Official Requests to Defect in Russia

Kyodo News reports that a DPRK official currently being detained in Russia has requested to defect to the Russian Federation or another unnamed country.  Kyodo reports:

The 40-year-old man, who illegally entered the Russian Far East last September while working for a ministry related to industry, conveyed his desire for defection to the Russian government and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the sources said.

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This article was written on 17 Feb 2010, and is filled under DPRK External Relations.

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