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South Korea North Korea
"Yoduk Story", controversial North Korean gulag musical, is on stage
Despite death threats and constant pressures, official ones included, against the producer, the premiere of a musical denouncing torture in North Korea's "re-education camps" opens in Seoul.
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".
28/02/2006 SOUTH KOREA - NORTH KOREA
Card. Cheong: "Pope's visit unthinkable while repression in north lasts"
After his first mass as soon-to-be cardinal, the archbishop of Seoul described as "unacceptable" the approach of the Pyongyang regime. His appointment is a "sign of the new standing of the Korean church and the nation itself".
07/07/2005 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA
Seoul approves plan to help North Korean mothers and children
This decision is made by the country with the lowest birthrate in the world.
27/01/2006 South Korea - North Korea
South Korea "widespread" discrimination against refugees from the North
A survey presented yesterday by the National Human Rights Commission highlights various forms of discrimination against refugees fleeing the North Korean regime.
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