New Seoul government unleashes highest-ranking N. Korea defector

September 2008
East-Asia-Intel Reports;9/10/2008, p10
The article reports on the lifting of a travel ban by South Korea on Hwang Jang-Yop, the most senior defector and a harsh critic of the communist regime in North Korea. The move marks a policy reversal made possible by the election of new conservative government in Seoul, South Korea. Hwang, who served as secretary of the North Korean Workers' Party and was instrumental in foreign policy before his defection. He strongly condemned against the one-man dictatorship in Pyongyang, North Korea.


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