Image: A prison camp located in Tumen, a Chinese border city with North Korea, where defectors are allegedly held before being repatriated to North Korea. This photo was taken by a JoongAng Ilbo photographer in September 2011. It’s the same camp shown in a photo distributed by an activist in Seoul yesterday. By Kim Kyung-bin. In a flat rejection of South Korea’s plea to stop the repatriation of North Korean defectors, China sent home some recently captured refugees, sources told the JoongAng Ilbo.
A group of 41 North Korean refugees who had been arrested in and around Shenyang last month and then temporarily held in Chinese detention facilities became the latest such people to be repatriated last week. Their repatriation took... Read Post
There are reports that a group of North Korean defectors held by China on the Laos border have been released rather than being repatriated as usual. Activists in Taiwan and Hong Kong are joining forces, which is not what Beijing wan... Read Post