Abductees Remain Casualties of Nuclear Stand-off with North Korea

February 8, 2017: In 1969, Hwang In-cheol’s father was among the 47 passengers and crew aboard a Korea Air (KAL) airliner that was hijacked into North Korea. Most were released under intense international pressure, but 11 of them, including Hwang’s father, who was a journalist and outspoken critic of the then Kim Il Sung regime, were not allowed to return nor permitted to communicate with their families.

“If your family member was abducted and you could not find out the status of the family member, and could not find a solution to resolve the problem, or didn’t know about the pain your family member was having, can you imagine how painful this situation would be?” asked Hwang. Continue reading at Voice of America.





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