Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Europe Granted Asylum to 280 NK Refugees

Seven European nations have welcomed a total of almost 300 North Korean defectors since late 1990s, a U.S. broadcaster reported.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) said countries such as Germany, Britain and Denmark have issued asylum status to 280 defectors from North Korea in the past 10 years.

Germany topped the list with a total of 232 since 1995, while Britain has offered asylum to 25 defectors since 1996.

Next came Denmark with seven, followed by the Netherlands with six, Sweden with five and Norway with two.

[The Korea Times]

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