A Kim Jong Un bodyguard defected in June.
The young Korean wants asylum in the South.
The UPI reported:
A North Korean soldier who worked as Kim Jong Un’s bodyguard wants to defect to the South.
Peter Chung, head of Justice for North Korea, an activist group in South Korea, said Wednesday the North Korean defector escaped by crossing the Chinese border on June 10, South Korean news service News 1 reported.
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The soldier was new to his occupation and is 17 years of age, according to the report.
The defector had been training in an area near Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, when he crossed the Yalu River last month.