N.Korean Slave Laborers Set to Return Home from Russia

  • By Cho Yi-jun

    November 21, 2019 12:55

    Train tickets between Russia and North Korea have sold out as many North Korean slave laborers are going home to meet the year-end deadline for their repatriation set by the UN Security Council.

    A source in Ussuriysk told Radio Free Asia on Tuesday that train tickets between Moscow and Pyongyang are sold out until the end of the year. The situation is the same in Vladivostok, and a source there said, "I've never seen train tickets to Pyongyang sold out a month in advance."

    Nepal also recently submitted a report to the UN that it has deported 33 North Korean workers, VOA reported the same day. In China, North Korean slave laborers are reportedly being kept on in rotation on tourist visas to subvert the deadline.

    The North Korean regime typically steals the bulk of overseas laborers' wages and keeps them virtual prisoners under the control of trade officers at building sites, logging camps and Korean restaurants.

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