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Published : 2017-07-17 13:35
Updated : 2017-07-17 13:59

A former defector from North Korea returned to the North and made an appearance in a propaganda program, a local media outlet reported Sunday.
North Korean propaganda "Our Nation" clip features Im Ji-hyun as Jeon Hye-sung

According the Joongang Ilbo, a TV personality named Im Ji-hyun returned to North Korea. Im, a defector, starred in multiple entertainment programs such as “South Korean Men and North Korean Women” and “Moranbong Club.” 

Im Ji hyun (TV Chosun)

North Korean propaganda program “Our Nation” released a clip Sunday with the title of “The Truth Revealed by Jeon Hye-sung.” In the video, Im, referred to as Jeon, was interviewed about her life in South Korea.

The details on her re-entry to North Korea are not yet known. A government official said, “An investigation on the individual is being conducted.” 

By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)