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S. Korean activist deported from Vietnam for aiding N.K. defectors
SEOUL, June 29 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean activist has been released and deported from Vietnam, eight days after he was detained for allegedly helping North Korean defectors in the Southeast Asian country, an official said Friday.

The 51-year-old activist, identified only by his surname Yoo, was arrested by Vietnamese authorities at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City on June 20, but it was not immediately clear in what ways he violated local laws, the official at Seoul's foreign ministry told reporters.