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Returned N.Korea defector struggled to resettle in South, lived meagre life

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By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – A former North Korean defector who made a risky and rare cross-border return home last week had struggled in South Korea, officials and media reports said on Tuesday, sparking fresh debate over how such defectors are treated in their new lives. South Korea’s military identified the man who crossed the heavily armed Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas on Saturday as a North Korean who defected to the South in a similar area just over a year ago. The man’s plight shed new light on the lives of re-defectors and raised questions about whether they h…

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