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2009-04-21 16:07:00

Escapees, Activists and Politicians to Call for Greater U.S. Action to Save Prisoners and Refugees WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From April 26th to May 2nd, thirty defectors from North Korea -- joined by U.S., South Korean and Japanese activists, politicians, policy experts, veterans and relatives of prisoners -- will hold events across the Washington, DC-area spotlighting the massive human rights abuses in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and exposing China's...

2006-05-19 22:54:48

SEOUL (Reuters) - Four North Koreans scaled the wall of a U.S. consulate in China to seek asylum in the United States, South Korean media reported on Saturday, the first such defections since Washington granted refugee status to North Koreans earlier this month. Yonhap news agency, citing unnamed sources, said three men and one woman left South Korea's consulate in the northeastern city of Shenyang, where they had been given refuge, to enter the nearby U.S. mission. Yonhap quoted an...

2006-05-08 00:17:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six refugees from North Korea, including women who were trafficked in China, arrived in the United States on the weekend to become the first North Koreans to be given asylum in America, activists said. The four women and two men who arrived under tight secrecy from an unnamed Southeast Asian country included several women who were "trafficked, drugged and kidnapped or sold to farmers as a second wives," said an activist familiar with the cases. They are the...

2006-05-03 08:41:32

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of 10 North Koreans in Southeast Asian countries are staying at U.S. embassies and want to make a rare defection to the United States, South Korea's public broadcaster reported on Wednesday. North Koreans defectors typically head to South Korea, where they are granted automatic citizenship and given assistance to help them settle in the country. Broadcaster KBS said the North Koreans are seeking to leave for the United States as early as this week, citing...

2006-03-30 18:28:49

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House expressed grave concern on Thursday at China's deportation of a North Korean woman who sought asylum there. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said China had deported the woman to North Korea despite attempts by the United States, South Korea and the U.N. refugee agency to raise the case with Beijing. The White House expressed its concern as Bush prepares for a visit to Washington by Chinese President Hu Jintao on April 20. "The United...

2006-03-30 16:44:12

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House expressed grave concern on Thursday at China's deportation of a North Korean woman who sought asylum there. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said China had deported the woman to North Korea despite attempts by the United States, South Korea and the U.N. refugee agency to raise the case with Beijing. The White House expressed its concern as Bush prepares for a visit to Washington by Chinese President Hu Jintao on April 20. "The United...

2006-03-14 09:08:49

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - As far as musicals go, seeing people break into song on subjects such as starvation and public executions in North Korea may be one of the most unlikely concepts for stage entertainment in several years. Producers held a preview in Seoul on Tuesday of the musical called "Yoduk Story" that features goose-stepping North Korean soldiers and deprived prisoners wondering if they can survive into the next day. The musical is about a North Korean woman's fall...

2006-02-23 17:18:12

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has failed to implement 2004 legislation aimed at promoting human rights in North Korea and giving asylum to refugees from that communist state, senior U.S. legislators said. In a letter this week to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. senators and congressmen said the State Department must swiftly implement the North Korean Human Rights Act and take the lead in tackling the North's refugee crisis....


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