40 Ethiopian professionals seek asylum in S. Korea
August 12, 2013
LONDON (Ethiomedia) – When South Korea came under communist invasion in 1950, Ethiopia was part of a UN multinational force that sided with South Korea and fought against the northern invaders. Almost 65 years later today, an affluent South Korea remembers the camaraderie, and pays tribute with a solemn gesture.
Forty young Ethiopian professionals some of whom are the children and grand children of the Ethiopian soldiers who took part in the 1950-53 war, have asked for a political asylum and their host country has handled their request without a hitch.
Speaking on the phone, Sisay Woldegabriel, he himself the son of an Ethiopian soldier who took part in the Korean War, said his colleagues have committed themselves to struggle against the repression regime.
"It is suffice to mention how Ethiopian Moslems are being brutalized by police and government forces because they asked that their basic rights be respected," Sisay told Ethiomedia with a tone of resentment and anger.