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Spy wars: northern defectors under threat

Armed with a poisoned needle, a North Korean agent posed as a defector in order to reach South Korea. His mission was to kill an anti-Pyongyang activist. But the spy was unmasked by local authorities and arrested. Our reporters, Marie Linton and Guillaume Bression, met with the defector he was supposed to murder.

By Marie LINTON , Guillaume BRESSION

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