Sunday, April 30, 2006

First North Korean granted U.S. Asylym

The Los Angeles Immigration Court has granted asylum to a North Korean defector after he awaited a decision in the U.S. for the past 20 months, his lawyer said Friday.

The final ruling came Thursday for the defector, Seo Jae-sok, a pseudonym, who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border in 2004, according to Miriam Kang of Human Rights Project, a California-based non-profit corporation.

Seo is a former North Korean military officer who came to the U.S. with his wife and two children.


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