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Date : April 25, 2013
U.S. to Press China on Forced Repatriation
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Robert King, U.S. special envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, said on Monday that he intended to press the Chinese authorities on forced repatriation of North Koreans at a meeting with the Chinese envoy on Korean affairs.

According to Associated Press, the meeting between the two sets of officials would primarily focus on the nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. However, Ambassador King said that human rights are also firmly on the agenda for discussion.

King said that, "We have to continue to press the North Koreans and call attention to what they are doing." He also described the gulags as similar to those seen in 1930's Soviet Russia.

Source: Associated Press

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