South Korea: End secrecy surrounding North Korean restaurant workers
The South Korean authorities need to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the North Korean restaurant workers. There has been much speculation, claims and counter-claims as to the group’s plight, but what is missing from this story are the voices of the 13 workers. For months they have been denied contact with their families or lawyers of their choosing, raising questions as to whether their basic rights are being respected. Amnesty International urged the governments of the two Koreas to work constructively and collaboratively to facilitate communication between family members, as this is nothing short of a basic right of the individuals and their family members.
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