10 North Koreans Detained in China; ‘We Fear the Worst,’ Activist Says


SEOUL, South Korea — Ten North Koreans, including a 3-year-old boy and his mother, have been arrested in China and face being deported to their totalitarian homeland, a rights activist in South Korea said on Tuesday.

The boy, his mother and another North Korean left their hometown near the border with China 10 days ago, said the activist, the Rev. Kim Seung-eun, who helped them to flee.

They were hiding with seven other North Koreans in a house in Shenyang, China, that was raided by the local police on Saturday, Mr. Kim said.

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