London: Angelina Jolie has expressed her concern about the people of North Korea, especially about the harassment, which the traitors face when, they are sent back to the country.
Jolie was in Seoul to promote her latest action thriller,’ Salt’, which opens with a scene that takes place in a North Korean prison.
The Hollywood actress, who serves as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said she got a tutorial on the plight of North Korean defectors from Seoul-based officials from the UN refugee agency.
"They spoke a lot about the concerns about people being persecuted when they are sent back to North Korea," the Mirror quoted her as saying.
"I’m very concerned about the people,” she added.
Tens of thousands of people from impoverished North Korea have migrated to neighbouring China in recent years, say activists.
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. The UNHCR practices quiet diplomacy in which they do more than they talk about," she added.