Testimony by NK Repatriation Survivors
on October 8 in Tokyo
shown lying about repatriation
the boat-people incident in Yantai, China in January
of this year, the Chinese government publicly stated on January
23 that they would not repatriate the North Korean defectors they
on January 25, 27 and 30 all the detainees were quietly
returned to North Korea in separate groups. The Chinese government's
assurances to the international community proved to be false.
afterward, our organization began uncovering evidence
that China had indeed repatriated the defectors. A small number
of the North Koreans from that boat-people incident managed to
escape again, and this time we were able to help them reach a
safe hiding place, where we interviewed them. The videotaped interview
reveals that the repatriation actually did take place, with tragic
results for many of the repatriated defectors.
new and convincing evidence demonstrates that official
statements by the Chinese government were falsehoods and that
the authorities there are engaging in forced repatriation, in
defiance of the Convention on Refugees.
News Service released a related article in September
based on the news release from the North Korean defector group
in Seoul, South Korea. That news release also refers to the repatriation
of the boat-people in January.
group (LFNKR) will hold a press conference in Tokyo on
October 8 to disclose the testimony by the witnesses we helped
escape to a safe hiding place.
room No. 1
Diet Members' Building 1
House of Representatives
Funds for North Korean Refugees
with the assistance of Durihana Mission