Defectors sue N. Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Tokyo over repatriations


North Korean defectors in Tokyo symbolically summoned Kim Jong-un to court today over a repatriation programme they describe as ‘state kidnapping’. – EPA pic, October 14, 2021.

NORTH Korean defectors in Tokyo symbolically summoned Kim Jong-un to court today over a repatriation programme they describe as “state kidnapping”.

The unusual case is a bid to hold Pyongyang responsible for a scheme that saw more than 90,000 people move to North Korea from Japan between 1959 and 1984.


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