July 6, 2017

Urgent Action: Eight North Koreans At Risk Of Forcible Return (China: UA 163.17)


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Eight North Korean refugees have been detained in China since mid-March 2017. If forcibly returned, they are at risk of persecution or other serious human rights violations, such as arbitrary detention, torture or other ill-treatment, enforced disappearance and execution.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Stop the forced return of any person to North Korea, including this group of eight detained North Koreans;
  • Grant refugee status to those North Koreans who are entitled to it and to give them immediate access to the UNHCR;
  • Ensure the eight North Koreans are protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention and have prompt access to legal counsel of their choosing and any necessary medical treatment.

Contact these two officials by 17 August, 2017:

President
XI Jinping Guojia Zhuxi
The State Council General Office
2 Fuyoujie
Xichengqu, Beijingshi 100017,
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 10 6238 1025
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Tiankai Cui
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 495 2000
Fax: 1 202 495 2138
Email: [email protected]
(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 163.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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