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Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Seoul: human rights activists protest expulsion of migrant workers
The government has hardened policy in order to identify and expel workers without the right residency papers. In six months, 17,000 migrants lost their job and were deported.
28/02/2005 SOUTH KOREA - NORTH KOREA
South Korea sends food aid to the North despite protests by South Korean activists
South Korean citizens, Washington and Tokyo criticise Seoul's stance vis-à-vis Kim Jong-il's regime
17/11/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA UNITED NATIONS
Seoul to vote for UN resolution on human rights violations in North Korea
For the first time ever, South Korea will join the international community to condemn human rights abuses by Pyongyang. The change was likely due to the election of a South Korean, Ban Ki-moon, to the UN's top job.
18/08/2005 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Archbishop of Seoul appeals for religious freedom in North Korea
Speaking before a congregation of 20,000 people, Mgr Cheong Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator for Pyŏngyang, calls for religious freedom in the North, key to the country's social development.
21/03/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Separated families meet amid rising tensions
This is the thirteenth such reunion after the first historic meeting in 2000. Meanwhile, tension between the two Koreas remains high thanks to imminent military exercises with the US, "a foreign and hostile nation".
20/07/2009 KOREA – UNITED STATES
Seoul and Washington preparing a “comprehensive strategy” towards North Korea’s nuclear progra
With the “step-by-step” approach a failure, US and South Korean leaders are planning a broad package to solve all the outstanding issues. A US diplomat thinks the proposal will interest Pyongyang. North Korean sources say that Kim Jong-il’s health is “quite serious.”
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