Daughter of senior North Korea official defects: Seoul activist
SEOUL (AFP) - The teenage daughter of a senior North Korean security official has escaped to the South in a rare defection by a member of the privileged elite, a Seoul activist said on Monday.
The 19-year-old, identified by her surname Han, is the daughter of a Ministry of Public Security official responsible for police operations in the capital Pyongyang, the rights activist who helped her escape told AFP.
Ms Han had been studying at a college in Beijing when she fled to the South after crossing to a third country in May, said the activist, who declined to be named.
Since arriving in Seoul, Ms Han has been undergoing screening by South Korea's intelligence authorities, the activist added.