North Korea reportedly executes 70 refugees

[JURIST] Citing informants in China, a South Korean group has reported that North Korea has executed 70 refugees who were captured in China and subsequently returned to North Korea. The executions are believed to be an attempt to discourage further attempts by North Koreans to leave the country. The Commission to Help North Korean Refugees [advocacy website] is generally considered a reliable source of information. Reuters has more.

 

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