Sunday, April 23, 2017

North Korea Detains U.S. Citizen

In his article, James Pearson describes how a Korean-American, Tony Kim, has been detained at the Pyongyang International Airport in North Korea.  Kim was teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology for the past month and attempted to return to the United States.  This marks the third United States citizen being held in North Korea, including Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old student, and Kim Dong Chul, a 62-year-old Korean-American missionary.  The US government is aware of Kim's arrest and will not release any more information due to privacy concerns.  Furthermore, an official at South Korea’s National Intelligence Service said it was not aware of the reported arrest.

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