Security officials believe the man who “re-defected” to North Korea by sneaking through the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) on New Year’s Day was the same person who sneaked into South Korea in 2020.
Security surveillance reportedly captured an unidentified man crawling over a barbed-wire fence at the southern part of the border and entering North Korean territory on Saturday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday, The Associated Press reported.
A North Korean former gymnast tried to defect to South Korea by jumping over a 3-meter (10-foot) fence through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) earlier this month.
The unidentified North Korean man in his late 20s successfully crossed over to South Korea at around 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, according to NPR.
Oh Chong Song, the North Korean soldier who made a daring, dramatic defection to South Korea late last year, is reportedly a son of a major-general.
The 25-year-old defector held his very first media interview since his daring escape last year, according to Japanese publication Sankei Shimbun via AsiaOne.
Featured during the final minutes of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday night was Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean defector who, after his escape, has devoted his time to raising awareness about the situation in his home country.
In his speech, Trump introduced Ji’s as a witness to the “ominous nature” of the North Korean regime, highlighting the brutality of government under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
The North Korean defector who bravely crossed the border into South Korea and was badly injured in the process just bagged a pretty sweet deal with Orion, the company behind the country’s favorite treat Choco Pie.
The manufacturer officially announced that it is planning to give Oh Chung-sung, the defector, a lifetime supply of Choco Pies, with a condition that he remains on South Korean soil, according to AsiaOne.
Doctors reportedly found an “enormous number of parasites” inside the stomach of the North Korean defector who made global headlines for his daring escape to the South via the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) last week.
While the soldier made it across the border on foot after ditching his vehicle, he was severely wounded by gunfire. He reportedly sustained multiple gunshot wounds in his armpit, back, shoulder, knee, and buttocks after North Korean soldiers fired about 40 rounds at him.