South Korea bans foreign sex offenders: Report
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 20:12
Seoul: South Korea has revised its immigration rules to impose a lifetime ban on convicted foreign sex offenders and has already deported two people accordingly, a news report said on Sunday.

The justice ministry revised the rules last month so as to deport foreigners who have committed sex offences in South Korea or elsewhere, Yonhap news agency said, citing a ministry official.

"A foreigner convicted of a sex offence here or in any other countries will immediately be deported and will never be allowed to come back to South Korea," the official said, adding that two people had been deported as a result.

More than 1.1 million foreigners live in South Korea and the number of rapes by foreign residents rose 11 percent year-on-year in 2009, Yonhap said, citing police data. It did not give a concrete figure for the number of offences.


First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 20:12

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