February 26, 2024

18 UN experts demand China refrain from forcibly repatriating North Koreans

Human rights experts warn returnees face torture and even execution, after report China sent 600 people back to DPRK

A group of 18 top U.N. human rights experts called on China to refrain from forcibly repatriating North Koreans on Tuesday, warning that some returnees could even be put to death.

The statement comes on the heels of a South Korean media report that some 600 North Koreans in China were sent back to the DPRK in trucks. 

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