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S. Korea to build new centre for N. Korea refugees.

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 04:38 AM
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S. Korea to build new centre for N. Korea refugees.


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SEOUL — South Korea announced Wednesday it would build a new resettlement centre to help a growing stream of refugees from communist North Korea assimilate in the capitalist South.
Seoul, which currently operates a mandatory three-month resettlement course at the Hanawon centre, will build the second facility by the end of 2012, said the unification ministry in charge of cross-border affairs.
"The number of North Korean defectors keeps rising... the current Hanawon facility is on the...........
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 04:38 AM
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I'm sure this is the 1st time they ever did so. So why did North Korean tried to escape to China and other pars beside South Korea? Because South Korea has a strict immigration policy? I'm not enlightened about the South Korean situation why didn't north Korea immigrant to other parts like China instead of South Korea?

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 05:25 AM
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why didn't north Korea immigrant to other parts like China instead of South Korea?

North Koreans prefer to go to South Korea because they're Korean and they know that if they go to China and are caught, they'll be sent back to North Korea and put into prison, tourtured, and so forth.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 08:53 AM
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Yes, North Koreans are threatened with death and torture until they reach South Korea, or the relative safety of foreign diplomatic compounds. The situation in China is in many ways more precarious than that in North Korea, as they have to live undercover, knowing that if they are found they will be returned to torture and put in hard labour camps, often with three generations of their own family.

I am actually conducting some research into this resettlement facility, known as Hanawon, and although North Koreans are in need of educationa and health support, there are questions around whether these centres are actually functioning as control institutions which are there to 'de-brief' North Koreans and maintain surveillance on them. There is still a very real threat of terrorism from the North but the question is whether this necessitates the mandatory detention of all North Koreans entering the country.



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