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China urged to avoid forced repatriation of 21 North Koreans

Headline Title:  China urged not to expel North Koreans 14 February 2012 A group of 21 North Koreans must not be forcibly repatriated by the Chinese government, Amnesty International said amid reports they are being held in the north-eastern Chinese city of Changchun for being in the country illegally en route to South Korea. The group has reportedly been told the Chinese authorities will expel them back to North Korea by 20 February.If returned they are at risk of detention, torture and even execution as illegal border-crossers.The North Koreans were picked up by Chinese police…

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