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The National Police Agency said Thursday it will offer more support to victims of domestic violence by allowing them to talk with perpetrators at police stations and helping them escape from their abusers.

The measures to counter domestic violence were established in line with May’s enactment of a revised law to prevent domestic violence under which perpetrators are required to leave their homes for two months and stay away from their spouses and children.

Under the new measures, which will enter into force on Dec. 2, police will also help the victims hide from the abusers, NPA officials said.

Some people expressed hope that the new measures provide estranged couples with a chance to get back together, while others were more negative, saying the proposed actions do not fall within the realm of what police should be doing or that discussion alone cannot prevent domestic violence.

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