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유엔 특별보고관, ‘탈북자, 정신적 상처 입어’


탈북자들이 고문과 그밖의 형태의 폭력의 희생자가 되고 있으며, 이들이 겪은 상처를 치유하기 위해서는 도움이 더 필요하다고 비팃 문타폰 유엔 북한인권 특별보고관이 말했습니다.

문타폰 보고관은 한국에서 가진 기자회견에서 탈북자들이 여러 종류의 학대에 시달리고, 심각한 정신적 충격으로 고생하고 있다고 말했습니다.

문타폰 보고관은 북한의 가장 취약한 계층에게 외부지원이 전달되는 한, 한국은 북한에 식량과 인도적 지원을 해야 한다고 덧붙였습니다.

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A special U.N. investigator of human rights in North Korea says people who flee the country have often been victims of torture and other forms of violence, and need extra help because of the trauma they suffered.

Vitit Muntabhorn told reporters in Seoul, South Korea today (Friday) that refugees from North Korea face "multiple abuses" and often suffer serious psychological damage.

He praised a South Korean education facility (called Hanawon) that gives North Koreans access to mental health professionals, as well as vocational training.

Nearly 15-thousand North Korean refugees have resettled in South Korea, with more than two thousand arriving in just the past year.

Vitit also called on South Korea to provide food and humanitarian aid to the North, as long as Pyongyang ensures the aid reaches the most needy. He accuses North Korea of spending too much money on its military, and says the country should shift resources to food security.



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