North Korea says detained U.S. citizen Tony Kim committed “criminal acts of hostility”.
North Korea says detained U.S. citizen Tony Kim committed “criminal acts of hostility”. (NKNews).
North Korea broke its silence on the late April detention of U.S. citizen Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, in a report on Wednesday in which state media accused Kim of “committing criminal acts of hostility”.
In the report published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim’s behavior was alleged to have “aimed to overturn the DPRK”, though no details were given about the specifics of his actions.
Kim, who was a professor at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST) in Yanji, China, and was a regular visitor to North Korea to teach at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), had committed the alleged crimes “not only in the past but also during his last stay.”
“A relevant institution” detained Kim at Pyongyang International Airport at 8:00 on Saturday, April 22. He is now being held while a “detailed investigation” into his crimes is carried out.
“From what I heard, he is being investigated for the matters that are not tied to the PUST,” Park said in an email at the time. Read the full story here.