The North Korean Defectors Who Want To Return Home

In the past two decades thousands of North Koreans have fled their homeland, seeking refuge in the South. So why are some now deciding to return?

Kim Hyung-deok met his wife at South Korea's top university, has two children and a successful career. He has a house in the countryside outside Seoul and a taste for sharp suits.

Hyung-deok was born in North Korea, but about 20 years ago escaped to the South. He is one of about 25,000 to do so in the past two decades.

It is a long and dangerous journey, but once defectors arrive South Korean citizenship is guaranteed.

Yet a small number, Hyung-deok among them, are intent on returning to their repressive homeland.

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