August 11, 2022

UK’s Rwanda plan will deter North Korean defectors from seeking asylum, NGO says

Expert tells NK News that deal to fly asylum seekers to African country will increase scrutiny on DPRK refugees

The U.K.’s controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda could make it more difficult for North Korean defectors to settle in the country, or even result in recent arrivals' deportation to the East African nation, defector organizations and an expert told NK News.

Connect: North Korea, a London-based nongovernmental organization (NGO), said defectors whose U.K. asylum applications are still being processed are uncertain about their future in the U.K.