3 N.Koreans Fled from Restaurant in Weinan

  • By Kim Myong-song

    May 26, 2016 09:42

    Three North Koreans who recently defected from China worked in a joint-venture shabu-shabu restaurant in Weinan, Shaanxi Province, defectors' magazine News Focus International said Wednesday.

    The three had earlier worked in a North Korean restaurant in Shenyang, Liaoning Province but moved to Weinan a few months ago with other North Korean workers because business was bad, according to Kim Yong-hwa of NK Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea.

    All three are women in their 20s. They are in a Southeast Asian country waiting to fly to South Korea.

    A restaurant in China where three North Korans who recently defected are believed to have worked /Yonhap

    They reportedly decided to defect when they heard about the defection of 13 North Korean restaurant workers from Ningbo early last month.

    They secretly told a Chinese acquaintance, who in turn contacted a defectors organization in South Korea.

    "They left the restaurant empty-handed on the pretext of an errand on May 13. They got in a car at an appointed place and traveled overland to the Southeast Asian country," a source said.

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