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Fears for nine forcibly returned from China to North Korea ...
28 February 2012

Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.


North Korea: Fears for forcibly returned North Koreans
28 February 2012

At least nine North Koreans have reportedly been forcibly returned from China to North Korea where they are at serious risk of arbitrary detention, torture ...

Urgent Action       ASA 24/002/2012

China: North Koreans facing forcible return
15 February 2012

The Chinese authorities are preparing to forcibly return at least 21 people to North Korea, where they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill- ...

Urgent Action       ASA 17/006/2012

North Korea: Prisoner amnesty
31 January 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY. AI index: ASA 24/001/2012 31 January 2012. North Korea: Prisoner amnesty. ...

PressItem       ASA 24/001/2012

Wire, January/February 2012. Vol. 42, issue 01
1 January 2012

1) The Agenda 2) Up Front: Life after eviction: The young women of Njemanze 3) Death from the skies 4) A migrant's journey 5) Stand up for the rights ...

Newsletter       NWS 21/001/2012

North Korea: Kim Jong-il's death could be opportunity for ...
19 December 2011

Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty, and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.


Amnesty International | North Korea: Kim Jong-il's death could ...
19 December 2011

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and assumption of power by his son, Kim Jong-un, present an important opportunity for improving the ...

Press Release      

Amnesty International urges members of the General ...
15 November 2011

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. 15 November 2011. AI Index: IOR 41/017/2011. Amnesty International ...

Public Statement       IOR 41/017/2011

North Korea: Yodok political prison camp: Letter Writing ...
10 November 2011

Call on the North Korean authorities to immediately close Yodok political prison camp, where an estimated 50000 men, women and children are currently ...

Document       ASA 24/002/2011

The Wire, August/September 2011. Vol. 41, issue 04
1 August 2011

1) Stubborn, Irritating, Outrageous 2) Women in Nicaragua need your voice, your action, your solidarity; 'We all have a role in the changing world' 3) Stand ...

Newsletter       NWS 21/004/2011