North Korea

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have received the appeal issued by Christian Solidarity Worldwide on 15 April on behalf of Mr Park Yong-chol (alias Jo Yung-su), arrested in China on 18 January 2003, and facing repatriation to North Korea on 1 May; and whether they will make, in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a humanitarian demarche in his favour.

Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Middle East)

We are aware of Mr Park's case, and have received the appeal issued by Christian Solidarity Worldwide on his behalf.

We are currently discussing with EU partners action we might take.

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