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South Korea wants 'defector' orphans protected

South Korea has demanded that North Korea ensure the safety of nine young defectors who have been sent home after being arrested in Laos.

The group, all reportedly orphans, are believed to be in solitary confinement and face punishments including labour camps and execution.

Jonathan Josephs reports.

  • 05 Jun 2013
  • From the section Asia
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