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Turning their backs on all that: Just nine North Korean soliders are known to have crossed the land border into South Korea since 2000 (AFP Photo/Ed JONES/MANILA BULLETIN)

North Korea refugees find new pressures in South

By Agence France-Presse When elite North Korean soldier Joo Seung-hyeon made his way through the Demilitarized Zone, avoiding minefields and watchtowers to defect to the South,…