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North Korea: Denial of Rights Forces Back Refugees

Email North Korea should immediately reveal the whereabouts and well-being of nine North Korean refugees who were forced back to Pyongyang from Beijing on May 28 according to media reports, Human Rights Watch said today, emphasizing that the government must ensure that they are not punished for having fled the country. Under international law, individuals have the right not to be forcibly returned to a place where they face persecution. (New York) – North Korea should immediately reveal the whereabouts and well-being of nine North Korean refugees who were forced back to Pyongyang from…

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