US admits first north korean refugees

From the Washington Post:

Senator Sam Brownback has announced the arrival in the US of the first North Korean refugees admitted to the US under the North Korean Freedom Act. 

The six person group, including four women who say they were victims of sexual slavery or forced marriages, came from an unnamed south east Asian nation (Vietnam, Laos, Thialind, Cambodia).

Jay Lefkowitz, U.S. special envoy on North Korean human rights, “We will press to make it clear to our friends and allies in the region that we are prepared to accept North Korean refugees for resettlement here.”


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