11/18/2013 09:20 GMT
SEOUL, November 18, 2013 (AFP) - At least 13 refugees from North Korea have been arrested in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming while they were trying to reach South Korea, media reports said Monday.
Chinese police on Friday arrested the 13 who were trying to board a bus bound for an unidentified Southeast Asian nation, Yonhap news agency said.
It cited South Korean activists promoting human rights for North Korean refugees.
Dong-A Ilbo newspaper also reported the arrests but put the number at 15.