Anti-immigration activists in Seoul attend a protest against a group of asylum seekers from Yemen. Photo: AFP

South Korea denies refugee status to Yemenis on Jeju island, after wave of anti-immigrant sentiment

But an activist claims the pushback is coming from the Korean mainland as the island’s original inhabitants identify with the Yemenis, having once been refugees too

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Anti-immigration activists in Seoul attend a protest against a group of asylum seekers from Yemen. Photo: AFP
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