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North Korean defector: ‘I wish I will be able to return for a day’

Seoul, South Korea – Around 31,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953. Almost 71 percent of those defectors are female, most in their 20s and 30s. Only a few take the most dangerous route through the Korean Demilitarized Zone that a North Korean soldier took late last year. Most of…