Saturday, March 24, 2007

News from Radio Free Asia

Christians Said Persecuted in Laos, Ministry Denies Charges
BANGKOK—A French-based Lao exile group is accusing officials in a remote village in central Laos of seeking to evict Christians who refuse to renounce their faith, but the Lao Foreign Ministry denies the charge.

North Korean Teen Defectors Face Huge Challenges.
SEOUL—North Korean teenage defectors may have escaped starvation and political repression, but they have a hard time playing catch-up with their South Korean peers once they resettle.

Paper IDs Wife of Last U.S. Defector in North Korea.
WASHINGTON—A Romanian newspaper says it has identified a Romanian woman, kidnapped in 1978, who married the U.S. Army deserter James Dresnok—reportedly the last U.S. defector still living in North Korea.

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