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Information from sources
26.
Sources provided updated information on two outstanding cases, which was
considered insufficient to clarify them.
Information from the Government of Sweden
27.
On 23 March 2018, the Government of Sweden transmitted information concerning
one outstanding case under the records of China, which was considered insufficient to
clarify the case.
General allegation
28.
The Working Group received information from credible sources alleging obstacles
to the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced
Disappearance in China. A general allegation was transmitted to the Government of China
on 25 May 2018 (see annex I), focusing primarily on the reportedly very high number of
enforced disappearances of Uighurs, which had escalated dramatically in 2017 with the
introduction by the Government of China of “re-education” camps in the Xinjiang Uighur
Autonomous Region.
Observation
29.
The Working Group wishes to recall article 10 (1) and (2) of the Declaration on the
Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, according to which any person
deprived of liberty shall be held in an officially recognized place of detention and, in
conformity with national law, be brought before a judicial authority promptly after
detention. Accurate information on the detention of such persons and their place or places
of detention, including transfers, shall be made promptly available to their family members,
their counsel or to any other persons having a legitimate interest in the information unless a
wish to the contrary has been manifested by the persons concerned.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Standard procedure
30.

The Working Group transmitted 23 cases to the Government concerning:

(a)
Gwang Ho Park, allegedly disappeared in February 2010 on his way to the
hospital in Chongjin city, North Hamgyong Province, Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea. It is believed that the National Security Agency was involved in his disappearance,
as he has reportedly been the subject of numerous inspections by this institution since 2006;
(b)
Juhyeon Kim, allegedly abducted on 20 September 1950 by the internal
police from his home at 147 Seonhaeng-ri, Seonwon-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Gyeonggi-do,
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;
(c)
Nak-Young Kim, allegedly abducted at the end of July 1950 by officials of
the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from his home in Bukahyun-dong 5-2,
Sudaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea;
(d)
Sun Geum Lee, allegedly last seen in May 2013 when she was detained at
Ryanggang county detention house by the National Security Agency of the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea;
(e)
Bong-yeol Ahn, allegedly abducted on 20 September 1950 by soldiers of the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from the house of a person associated with him, in
Doryumdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea;
(f)
Ki-chang Kim, allegedly abducted between the end of June and the beginning
of July 1950, by members of the army of the Democratic People���s Republic of Korea from
his home in Migeun-dong 9 Seodaemunon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea;

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