In this Monday, June 3, 2013 photo, South Korean University student Kim Suh-beum, unseen, stages a solo protest with a picture showing nine North Korean defectors who were flown back home, demanding ... more 
In this Monday, June 3, 2013 photo, South Korean University student Kim Suh-beum, unseen, stages a solo protest with a picture showing nine North Korean defectors who were flown back home, demanding North Korean government to guarantee the safety of them, in Seoul, South Korea. The nine defectors, seven male and two female, were flown home from China last week. They had been captured in Laos some 17 days earlier, along with a South Korean missionary who tried to help them take asylum at a foreign embassy in the Southeast Asian country, according to South Korean officials and activists. Before they were captured in Laos and sent home, the young group of North Korean defectors smiled and teased each other as they told an activist how some of them were beaten with sticks for trying to steal noodles in their homeland. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ahn Young-joon
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 7:24 AM EDT