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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.
CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House expressed grave concern on Thursday at China's deportation of a North Korean woman who sought asylum there.
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.
By Jon Herskovitz and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. special envoy for human rights in North Korea called the state "a hidden world of hopelessness and terror" on Friday and said Pyongyang's treatment of its citizens was a global concern.
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday named a former White House adviser to become U.S. special envoy on human rights in North Korea. Jay Lefkowitz, who has previously served as a domestic policy aide to Bush, has also been a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The movement to press North Korea on human rights can support -- not hinder -- negotiations to convince the communist state to give up nuclear arms, activists said on Monday. On Tuesday, about a thousand people including U.S.