SEOUL: As much as 600 North Koreans have “vanished” after being forcibly deported by China in October, a Seoul-based human rights group stated on Thursday (Dec 7), warning they could face imprisonment, torture, sexual violence and execution within the remoted state.
The report by the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) happened two months after South Korea lodged a protest with China over the suspected repatriation of a giant of variety of North Koreans who had been making an attempt to flee to South Korea.
The TJWG stated a whole bunch of defectors had been transported in guarded buses and vans from Chinese language detention centres throughout the border into the North on Oct 9, calling the incident the biggest such mass repatriation in years.
The identification of the defectors stays unknown, however most of them are girls, it stated.
“No communication has been established with the defectors since they had been despatched again,” the group stated in a press release. “These forcibly returned face the prospect of torture, sexual and gender-based violence, imprisonment in focus camps, pressured abortions and execution as their authoritative regime manufacturers them ‘criminals’ and ‘traitors’.”