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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.


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

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