The following is an excerpt from SEERAT CHABBA | April 24, 2017 | ibtimes.com |
North Korea arrested a former Korean-American professor as he was trying to leave the country last week, according to sources. This arrest brings the total number of U.S. citizens being held in the communist country to three.
The latest American citizen to be arrested was identified as Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, the Associated Press reported Sunday. He was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport as he was attempting to leave for China, the report added.
According to Pyongyang University of Science and Technology’s chancellor Park Chan Mo, Kim taught accounting at the university for about a month. He had previously taught at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China. The 58-year-old was engaged in aid and relief programs to North Korea, according to sources, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported.
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