President Hu! Stop Sending back the Defectors

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [imText1]North Korean Human rights organizations are using Chinese President Hu Jintao visit to Seoul to call upon the Chinese government to stop the enforced repatriation of North Korean defectors.The “International Campaign to Block the Repatriation of the North Korean Refugees (International Campaign),” which consists of 59 domestic organizations, had a prayer meeting for North Korean defectors and a gathering for blocking the repatriation of the North Korean refugees on the 25th in Cheonggye square, Seoul. They pointed out that China has to stop the repatriation of North Korean refugees in order to earn more respect from international society after the Beijing Olympics.In a public letter to President Hu, the International Campaign emphasized that “There are 150 to 300 defectors arrested by Chinese police and repatriated to North Korea every week. They are getting falsely charged with betraying the country and suffering torture, beatings, slave labor, imprisonment in political prison camps and even public executions.”Also, the International Campaign pointed out that “International society has a bad feeling about China’s repatriation of North Korean defectors. We hope China can behave like a country that respects human rights after the experience of hosting an Olympics.”Meanwhile, Cho Hye Jin is a protestor who is on hunger strike in front of the Chinese Embassy to the United States in Washington D.C. Pastor Choi Choong Ha, who met Cho, said, “Cho Hye Jin is planning to go on with the hunger strike after her blackout… This gathering today also means we are with Cho Hye Jin.” A representative of “North Korean Defector’s Solidarity” Han Chang Kwon appealed to the Chinese government, “The Chinese government has to stop the human trafficking of North Korean female defectors. The release of North Korean human rights activists including Oh Young Sun, who has been in prison for four years for helping the defectors, should be considered.”Kim Kyu Ho, secretary general from Christian NGO announced that “We are planning to send this letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao via the Blue House.” President Hu! Stop Sending back the Defectors Facebook Twitter News Newscenter_img By Daily NK – 2008.08.26 4:19pm News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest last_img

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