Why does the UK deport North Korean asylum seekers?

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The UK hosts one of the largest North Korean populations outside of North-East Asia.

Since 2003, more than 1,300 North Koreans have applied for asylum in the UK – and 544 have been granted asylum.

  • Markus Bell
  • The Conversation

The Home Office, which decides who stays and who’s turned away, has rejected almost one-third of applicants.

Why?

Gali 9iTo be sure, the UK is far from the only country to which North Koreans migrate.

High up the list, of course, is South Korea, where the number of North Korean refugees recently topped 31,000 people – more than 20,000 of whom have arrived in the…

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