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UN Urges China to Stop Repatriation of North Korean Defectors

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The United Nations Committee Against Torture is urging China to stop the forcible repatriation of North Korean defectors who have illegally crossed the border. The committee's recent recommendation follows a review last month of a Chinese government report on how Beijing will implement the U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The U.N. is concerned with Beijing classifying all North Korean defectors as economic migrants and...

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