Jolie tells South Koreans: ‘I’m very concerned’ about the people of North Korea

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jolie: ‘I’m very concerned’ about people of NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea — Angelina Jolie says she’s worried about the people of North Korea, particularly the persecution defectors face when repatriated to the reclusive state.

Jolie was in Seoul on Wednesday to promote her latest action thriller, “Salt,” which opens with a scene that takes place in a North Korean prison.

Jolie, who serves as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said she got a tutorial on the plight of North Korean defectors from Seoul-based officials from the U.N. refugee agency.

“They spoke a lot about the concerns about people being persecuted when they are sent back to North Korea,” she said. “I’m very concerned about the people.”

Tens of thousands of people from impoverished North Korea have migrated to neighboring China in recent years, activists say. Many are sent back as part of an agreement between North Korea and China.

Some 19,000 have made it to South Korea.

“I learned today about them gaining citizenship and crossing into South Korea,” Jolie told reporters. “The UNHCR practices quiet diplomacy in which they do more than they talk about.”


August 1, 2010: 9:57 am

When will these two stop using the misery of other people for their own purposes? Are you really thinking that her visit will change the situation of these people? It’s just an opportunity to get in the headlines.Jolie desperately wants to manufacture a sanitly image of herself.I find it weird that these awareness photo shoots become more about Jolie-Pitt than the people they are trrying to help. When has Jolie-Pitt or anyone that Jolie-Pitt is with mentioned a website or telephone number where you can contribute to help these people. NEVER PUBLICITY STUNT….LMAO

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