Saturday, April 14, 2007

Three North Korean youth likely to be freed after months of detention in Laos

Three North Korean teenagers will likely be freed within days, months after being held in Laos for illegally entering the country, Radio Free Asia reported Friday, quoting a U.S. activist seeking their release.

The two girls, aged 17 and 14, and a 12-year-old boy defected from North Korea in 2000 and had since been hiding in China until November, when they attempted to go to Thailand via Laos, the Washington-based station said.

[Yonhap News]

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