Families Call for Repatriation of 11 Abductees

November 5, 2012: Families of 11 South Korean citizens abducted by North Korea in 1969 plan to visit the North’s representatives to the United Nations in Switzerland to raise pressure on the country to repatriate the abductees, a representative for the families said Monday. The 11 were aboard a Korean Air service hijacked by the North.

The group representative said family members will fly to Geneva on Monday for a seven-day trip aimed at pressing the North to repatriate the 11, including the delivery of a letter to the North’s representatives calling for the repatriation. …

In response to the South Korean government’s call to verify the survival of the 11 abductees in 2006, the North said that was impossible. Continue reading at Yonhap News Agency.