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North Korea: Torture: Yu X (m)

, Index number: ASA 24/009/2009

South Korean national Yu Seong-jin was arrested on 30 March 2009 at the Kaeseong Industrial Complex in North Korea, where he was working. He has been held incommunicado since then, putting him at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. The North Korean government have told the South Korean government that they detained Yu for criticizing North Korea’s government and trying to persuade a woman from North Korea to leave her country and go to South Korea.

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