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(From The Korea Herald)
By Kim Hyung-jin Asmiael Mersham, an Iraqi Kurd who came to Korea eight years ago to escape the oppressive regime of Saddam Hussein, has finally found a "reliable" ethnic fellowship with which he can share the difficulties of living in a country several thousand kilometers away from his homeland.
Aided by Korean missionaries and civic activists, Mersham and his nine Kurdish friends launched yesterday an ethnic fraternity in a public park in Cheonyeon-dong in western Seoul.
"It's an important celebration for Kurdish people here. We, the Kurdish people, are in Korea now, and today we introduce ourselves to you to raise issues …