Skip to comments.N. Korea: Ros-Lehtinen calls out Chinese government in Seoul
Posted on 05/24/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Ros-Lehtinen calls out Chinese government in Seoul
Posted By Josh Rogin Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:15 PM
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Chinese Embassy in Seoul Thursday and chastised the Chinese government for forcibly repatriating North Korean refugees who flee to China.
"I too was a refugee," she said, standing beside Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and South Korea Assemblywoman Park Sun Young. "Having fled communist totalitarianism in Cuba, I have walked their lonely road and have experienced both the fears and the hopes that combine to motivate their arduous journey toward freedom."
She compared the plight of North Korean refugees to the plight of Jews fleeing Egyptian slavery as told in the Old Testament of the Bible and compared Chinese President Hu Jintao to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.
"To the cold-hearted regime in Beijing we call out, as Moses did to Pharaoh over three thousand years ago: Mr. Hu, let these people go! Mr. Hu, let all North Korean refugees have safe passage to South Korea and other democratic nations!" she said.
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I am your witness to that. Yes.
“let all North Korean refugees have safe passage to South Korea and other democratic nations!” she said.”
I doubt S.K. is thrilled about her saying that.
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