A top North Korean Officials daughter has escaped to South Korea. The 19-year-old, identified by her surname, Han, is the daughter of a Ministry of Public Security official responsible for police operations in Pyongyang, the rights activist who helped her escape said. Han had been studying at a college in Beijing when she fled to the South after crossing to a third country in May, said the activist. Since arriving in Seoul, Han has been undergoing screening by South Korea’s intelligence authorities, the activist added. While many flee from poverty and repression, defections by members of Pyongyang’s elite — who enjoy significant social and financial privileges — are comparatively rare.