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A group of former Korean residents of Japan who had moved to North Korea under a repatriation program on Thursday called on the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryun) to help others escape the country.

The former residents have lived in South Korea since fleeing the North. They claim they were lured to North Korea by propaganda, with Chongryun having touted the country as a “paradise on earth.”

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