South Korean President Park Geun-Hye warned North Korea on Monday that it would be held responsible for the safety of nine young asylum seekers forcibly repatriated after their capture in Laos.
View of the North Korean border town of Supung, on February 9, 2013. Most North Korean refugees begin their escape by crossing the Yalu River into China and then try to make it to third countries, where they generally seek permission to resettle in South Korea. South Korea has warned North Korea it would be held responsible for the safety of nine young asylum seekers forcibly repatriated from Laos
"What's most important is to ensure (their) lives and safety, and that they will not receive unfair punishment," Park told a meeting of senior aides.
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