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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean court grants Chinese woman refugee status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul court grants woman refugee status A South Korean court has granted refugee status to a woman who fled China after helping escapees from North Korea ... said yesterday. It reversed the justice ministry's decision to deny her refugee status. Lee, who lived near the border, said she had helped some 20 refugees flee North Korea until police ...

  2. Repugnant refugee policy must be disowned

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the rough reception that awaits Muslims from Myanmar who take to the sea in small boats in the hope of escaping oppression and poverty. As we report today, dozens of refugees were detained for hours ... and social problems posed by hundreds of thousands of refugees from a life of forced labour and political repression under the military junta in Myanmar. Some years ago former Thai prime minister ...

  3. Freedom of religion drew refugee Kurds to Australia

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Kurdish refugees who were sent back to Indonesia from Australia's Melville island this month, say that reports of religious freedom on the internet led ... to be processed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jakarta, while six have asked the UNHCR to repatriate them to Turkey. Behan and Mr Kardo have been told they might be sent ...

  4. Amateur documentary exposes plight of North Korean refugees

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Jong-il's atomic arsenal, a journalist told them about the sad fate of North Korean refugees discovered by the authorities in China. Butterworth, a technology entrepreneur, and Sleeth, a nurse, were so moved by the story, they decided to publicise the refugee situation by making a film- even though they'd never held a movie camera before. After a quick do- it-yourself course ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... refugees. The proposal has been widely criticised, including by rights groups concerned that Malaysia is not a signatory to the United Nations convention on refugees. If the court rules ...

  6. Concerns over ability to cope with influx of defectors

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Seoul wants to know how many refugees are in China Seoul is reportedly seeking to gauge the flow of North Koreans into China amid growing government fears over its ... Korean newspaper reports. Seoul also wants to determine how long refugees stay on the mainland and the routes they take to reach South Korea. It intends to ask Beijing for assistance, ...

  7. A meeting to end North Korea's misery?

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... to act as if nothing whatsoever happened. The second issue involves the continuing refugee mess on the Chinese side of the North Korean border. This is another problem that the Chinese would ... There are an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 refugees there now. Chinese authorities are anything but enthusiastic about border instability- but their fear of a mass exodus from North Korea borders on paranoiac ...

  8. Escaped converts

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... the 36-year-old North Korean has evaded police, women traffickers and North Korean agents who prey on refugees in northeast China. If all goes well, her life of hiding will end within 24 hours, if the missionary succeeds in getting her into a foreign embassy or consulate with the help of the intricate 'underground railroad' that is helping refugees escape China. Such defections have ...

  9. Social order breaks down after years of food shortages

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of North Korean refugees compiled by a leading South Korean aid group. Drawing on interviews with thousands of refugees who have fled across the border into China, the South Korean group Good ... weeks due to delays in donations. 'Since the food distribution stopped, the only food my mother cooks is corn powder mixed with wild greens and salt,' the aid agency quoted one refugee ...

  10. Unruly minority

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... been helping refugees from North Korea by hiding them from Chinese security personnel, whose job it is to apprehend them and send them back. Last year, China arrested Hiroshi Kato, head of the Fund for Relief of North Korean Refugees, a Japanese group, for having organised the illegal entry of North Korean citizens into China and, subsequently, helping them enter foreign diplomatic ...




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