Laos Betrays "Gentlemen's Agreement" on North Korean Refugees
May 30, 2013
Nine North Korean refugees about the age of that refugee girl – mere kids really, between the ages of fifteen and twenty-three – were recently forcibly sent to China by Laotian officials and then, accompanied by North Korean agents, flown back to Pyongyang. These young people had no political agenda and were not a threat to anybody – although unconfirmed press reports indicate one of their fathers may have been involved in the past abductions of Japanese citizens. These youth had their whole lives ahead of them. Now their dreams are dashed as they enter the North Korean gulag.