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President Lee Should Press Beijing to Stop Deporting North Korean Refugees

(Seoul) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak should use the occasion of the Olympic torch’s passage in Seoul on April 27 to urge Beijing to stop arresting and repatriating North Korean refugees in China, Human Rights Watch said today. The torch relay,…
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South Korea has shirked one of the vital responsibilities that comes with its new status: admitting refugees and asylum seekers

South Koreans had much to be proud of this Liberation Day. They can celebrate the country’s rapid rise from the ashes of the Korean War to what is now a maturing democracy, an industrial power, and the world’s 13th-largest economy. A South Korean, Ban Ki-…