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something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

to abandon one's cause or party usually to join another

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a failing or deficiency

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an imperfection in an object or machine

desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

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The main source of information about the prison camps and the conditions inside is the nearly 25,000 defectors living in South Korea, the majority of whom have arrived over the last five years.
The NFP recognised the need to implement policies for defectors, and carried it into action by putting a defector on the list of proportional representation candidates," said Cho.
The 31 defectors were arrested by Chinese public security agents between February 8 and 12, with most of them having immediate family members in South Korea, the Dong-A Ilbo said.
About eight or nine defectors were executed last month in public in Chongjin, a city on North Korea's east coast, and at least 60 others were put to death in other parts of the country, the group said in a statement.
The two defectors were introduced by Casey Lartigue Jr, leader of the nongovernmental organization Teach North Korean Refugees and The Korea Times columnist, when the Times requested a couple of defectors for comments before the Pence visit.
The border authorities seem extremely busy lately as the number of arrests of attempted defectors has increased over the last year.
These lines are crafted with a surgeon's precision and capture a motility of entitlement these defectors have been feeling from the day they hit the campaign trail to drum up support for Jubilee.
23 and 25 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman and at the Ateneo de Manila University, the defectors who belong to the group Woorihana shared their experiences in their home country.
While Uganda has successfully promoted defections and reintegrated defectors into society, countries in Africa's Lake Chad Basin are still dealing with the Boko Haram/ISIS-West Africa crisis.
According to the opposition official, government forces opened fire on the SPLA-IO forces in Ketbek station after the opposition group's patrolling team who received the defectors refused to hand over those who defected.
A former ISIL operative who asked not to be named told the observatory that the defectors, mostly Chechen nationals and individuals from Central Asia, were hanged to death for attempting to leave to al-Nusra Front.
The ISCR called on governments to make it easier for defectors to speak out, without the threat of prosecution, as a deterrent to others.
Through an analysis of Korean War diaspora through Wonil Kim's (1942-) 1979 (Meditation on a Snipe) (unless indicated otherwise, all quotations are from the translation by Brendan MacHale; note that I use a new title, Meditation on a Snipe, because MacHale's translation of the title of the novel as Dreaming of the Snipe is inaccurate) and perspectives of North Korean defectors in Hui-jin Kang's (1964-) 2011 (The Ghost), I argue that life writing and fiction are inextricably mixed within the context of the Korean War and that the vivid and lingering memories of migration continue to govern the consciousness of Koreans.
British Embassy Seoul welcomes North Korean defectors applications for the 3rd English for the Future programme.
SEOUL, South Korea -- Testimony by North Korean defectors at U.