April 16, 2024

Seoul confirms China’s repatriation of North Koreans, raises issue with Beijing

Unification ministry says forced repatriations violates international norms, can't confirm how many more in China

South Korea’s unification ministry confirmed China has repatriated hundreds of North Koreans, describing the decision as counter to international norms.

The ministry statement on Friday comes two days after a South Korean newspaper reported that some 600 North Koreans in China were sent back to the DPRK in trucks. 

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