The Seattle Times


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Young North Korean defectors find unlikely home

High school students Yeom Ha-ryong, right, and Lee Eok-cheol, left, play with Ju Cheol-kwang, an elementary school student, while taking a break during practicing for a biannual public musical performed by them, in Seoul, South Korea. They are members of nine boys - all defectors from North Korea - reared by South Korean Kim Tae-hoon who has given them their first real experience of family.