The American School in Shanghai turned over North Koreans to likely jail/torture

30 09 2004

What would you do? 

If you were working/living in a country with a tenous human rights record (at best), and someone came to you with the intention of seeking asylum in your home country, would you turn them away quietly?  Call the police?  Help them to your embassy, where they can claim asylum? 

This very situation occured in Shanghai recently, and the result was the asylum seekers were turned over to the police.  I don’t know what I’d do.  I’d like to think that if I didn’t help them, at least I wouldn’t turn them over 😦

Rebecca MacKinnon at NKZone details information that she has available.

Thanks to Dave Winer for the link, and for making us think.

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