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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Repatriation row over nine North Korean refugees captured in Laos

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... over 9 refugees Human rights monitors and North Korean defector groups voiced anger and concern yesterday over the forced repatriation to Pyongyang of nine young refugees captured in Laos. The case has aroused strong public feeling in South Korea. Some have accused the South Korean foreign ministry, which has refused to comment, of failing in its duty to protect the refugees once ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    1,500 North Koreans escaped to South in 2013: Seoul ministry

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:29pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... said. Under Kim Jong-un, the isolated state tightened border security and stepped up diplomatic campaigns to have refugees hiding in China repatriated. The majority of refugees secretly cross ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN report on North Korea a glimpse into a nightmare state

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:03pm

    ... and a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council. The report chastised China for forcibly repatriating some North Korean refugees and for denying some 20,000 children born to North Korean women in China ... reiterated Beijing's position that North Koreans who enter China "do it for economic reasons" and "are not refugees", noting that some had committed crimes including ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Wife of Hong Kong missionary feared detained in North Korea appeals for government help

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:38pm by Christy Choi

    ... in 1964 and worked at a refugee clinic in Wong Tai Sin before and during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution. He is a former member of the Australian military and one of his three sons, who all ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINUSULA

    Seoul kidnapping our citizens, says North Korea

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul kidnapping our citizens: North North Korea yesterday called on China to return its citizens recently caught trying to flee to South Korea, accusing Seoul of luring and kidnapping its people. The statement by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea came after at least 13 refugees from North Korea were reportedly arrested ...

  6. Refugees' southern exposure highlights Korean divide

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... education'. Classes include language, etiquette, driving and computer skills, and about 4,000 defectors have passed through the programme. After the scheme, the refugees receive South Korean ... An also says that while in the past defectors came for political reasons, in recent years most are economic refugees. Disillusionment among recent arrivals can take surprising forms. ...

  7. News - Asia

    North Korean spies enter South Korea posing as defectors, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 04:29pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... and 21 of them had come to the South posing as refugees, noted Sim Jae-kwon, a member of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, citing data compiled ... and unification ministry’s management of refugees,” noted Sim. “The government urgently needs countermeasures. ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Daughter of senior North Korea official defects, says Seoul activist

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 04:00pm

    ... Service declined to comment on the case. Most North Korean refugees begin their escape by crossing into neighbouring China and then try to make it to third countries - often in Southeast Asia ...

  9. News - Asia

    Seoul indicts North Korean defector for being a 'double agent'

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 02:31pm

    ... claimed prosecutors in Seoul. He also allegedly provided information about the programmes, locations and identities of workers at Hanawon, a resettlement centre for North Korean refugees. Kim, ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US, China should agree buffer line in case North Korea collapses, report says

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 09:25am by AFP

    ... the study said. China, whose perceived interests include stemming the flow of refugees and preventing US forces from approaching its border, could also send troops into North Korea and risk ...




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