North Korea's most senior defector to run for parliament in the South

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Thae Yong-ho was deputy ambassador at the North Korean embassy in London when he defected in 2016

The most senior diplomat to have defected from North Korea will run for parliament in South Korea to “give hope” to tens of thousands of others who have fled the regime, media reports said on Tuesday.

Thae Yong-ho was deputy ambassador at the North Korean embassy in London when he defected with his wife and two sons in August 2016, and has since become one of the regime’s most vocal critics.

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