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
"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