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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hardly known, not yet forgotten: S. Korean POWs tell their story

From the desk of RFA:
SEOUL — Thousands of South Koreans taken prisoner by the North during the Korean War (1950-53) were sent to do hard labor and were refused the chance to be repatriated under international law.

Those who survived the working conditions found they were still subjected to contempt and discrimination, 50 years after the end of the war.

“One day I found it rather strange that I could not hear the sound of airplanes overhead. Later, I found out the reason the skies had fallen silent: the war was over,” POW Cho Chang-Ho told RFA’s Korean service shortly before his death.

While 80,000 South Koreans were missing...continue reading.
I cannot believe they would choose to stay in North Korea unless it was out of fear of trickery. Animals. I hate this.

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