Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Human Rights Body Urges Protection of North Koreans in China

The National Human Rights Commission has advised the South Korean government to make greater diplomatic efforts to protect the human rights of North Korean refugees in China.

It was the first time the commission has given advice to a specific government agency to improve North Korean refugees' human rights conditions.

"Many agencies at home and abroad, including the UN special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, have reported that hundreds or thousands of North Korean refugees are being forced to return to the North every year,” the NHRC said.

[Chosun Ilbo]

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