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Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime
Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.
# Syria
Syria: Defected premier says regime is 'near collapse'
Riad Hijab, highest-ranking political figure to defect from the government, said he felt “pain in his soul” over the regime’s shelling and other attacks on rebel strongholds.