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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. News - Asia


    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... opinions out of concern they would be punished and found no proof that it helped decrease libel or rumours. AP Dhaka's treatment of Muslim refugees 'cruel' DHAKA- Human Rights Watch blasted the Bangladeshi government's "cruel" restrictions on humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing persecution and violence in Myanmar. "The Bangladeshi ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Too close for comfort

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Party, had called the meeting to urge the Chinese government to provide better treatment to North Korean refugees. They also wanted China to release South Korean activists jailed for trying to smuggle refugees into China from North Korea. China considers such refugees to be illegal immigrants and repatriates them after they are apprehended. At a news conference, Foreign Ministry ...

  7. N Korea's cruel denial of religious freedom

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has published a new report, 'A Prison Without Bars', based on interviews with refugees and former security personnel. ... and South Korea'.' Outside of these venues, religious literature is banned. Moreover, the threat of punishment is omnipresent, which means any religious believers must risk all. Refugees ...

  8. Trail of woe

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... a magnet for North Koreans at a time when it's still grappling with refugee outflows from neighbouring countries. About 150,000 Karen and other ethnic minorities from Myanmar are housed ... the number of North Koreans detained so far this year in Thailand to more than 400. Last year, the number arrested for the entire year was 80. Activists working with refugees say the flow is unlikely ...

  9. Getting mileage from North Korea talks

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... badly. Fifth, let other countries, which have the most at stake, take the lead. North Korea is primarily a problem for its neighbours. A messy regime collapse would let loose refugees on South ... allied with the US. If China acted responsibly, Washington could offer to share in the cost of caring for any refugees created, while promising not to take geopolitical advantage of Beijing. ...

  10. South Korea

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... the war, Lee, like most Koreans, heard snippets about it from his parents. 'I remember a story my mother told me, about the frozen body of a refugee hanging from a train,' he says. ... treatment comes in director Yi Sang-woo's A Small Pond, which dramatises the massacre of as many as 400 South Korean refugees by American troops in the war's desperate, early days. ...




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