By HYONHEE SHIN Reuters
Published February 17, 2021 6:33am
SEOUL – South Korea’s military said on Tuesday it had captured a North Korean man who crossed the heavily fortified border between the two countries and was investigating whether he tried to defect.
The man was found about 4:20 a.m. (1920 GMT Monday) near a checkpoint on the eastern end of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the rival Koreas, and was taken into custody after a three-hour search, the Joint Chiefs…
The family of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea slammed Kim Jong Un as a “foolish leader” — as they called for the safe return of all kidnapping victims in the Hermit Kingdom, according to reports.
“I think [Kim Jong Un] is a foolish leader,” said Tetsuya Yokota, whose sister Megumi was kidnapped in November 1977, UPI reported.
He and his twin brother, Takuya, have long advocated for the return of Japanese abductees from North Korea along with their…