North Korea's deputy ambassador defects to South Korea - UPDATED

Diplomat intends to seek asylum in this country

Baku. 17 August. REPORT.AZ/ North Korea's deputy ambassador in London defected to South Korea. 

Report informs citing the South Korean media diplomat intends to seek asylum in this country. Tae Yong Ho said he felt pressure from the North Korea's authorities in connection with charges of the West against the country because of human rights violations.


Baku. 17 August. REPORT.AZ/North Korea's deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family.

Report informs citing Reuters, if confirmed, it would make it one of the most high-profile defections in recent years from the increasingly isolated country.

According to the information, a high-profile diplomat in the UK defected with his wife and son to a "third country". 

The diplomat embarked on a defection journey "following a scrupulous plan" and was in the process of "landing in a third country as an asylum seeker.

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