Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (12/13/2011)

Recognizes there are South Korean prisoners of war (POWs) and civilian abductees from the Korean War who are still alive in North Korea and who want to be repatriated.

Takes note of the U.S.-North Korean agreement of October 20, 2011, on resuming operations to search for and recover remains of American POW/MIAs, and calls upon the U.S. government to continue to explore the possibility that there could be American POW/MIAs still alive inside North Korea.

Recommends that the United States and South Korea jointly investigate reports of sightings of American POW/MIAs.

Encourages North Korea to repatriate American and South Korean POWs.

Calls upon North Korea to: (1) admit to the abduction of more than 100,000 South Korean civilians and reveal the status of the abductees; and (2) agree to family reunions and repatriation of the abductees.