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.
North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday. The conservative JoongAng Ilbo cited a single, unidentified source, but a... Read Post
An official close to the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has reported that a group of 41 North Korean refugees arrested in and around Shenyang last month and held for a spell in a detention center near Tumen have indeed all been... Read Post