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 repatriated.However, a further group of ten reported by Donga Ilbo today as having been repatriated to North Korea via Dandong and now being held by the National Security Agency (NSA) in Shinuiju appear unrelated to the 41.
China is demanding that North Korea releases a fishing boat and crew who are reportedly being held at ransom.The boat's owner claims the 16-strong crew were held at gunpoint and then seized by North Koreans in Chinese waters on May ... Read Post
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 ... Read Post