Bitter Homecoming

China deported 50 North Koreans on July 14, sending a group including air force pilots and entrepreneurs, and hungry refugees across the Communist allies' Yalu River border to a fate that could entail severe punishment, even execution, for escaping their homeland. Trapped by the closure of the Sino-Korean border in January 2020 to prevent the coronavirus pandemic, the escapees had been housed at a prison in the Chinese city of Shenyang, some for as long as two years.
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Bitter Homecoming Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
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