Families of Hijacked in 1969 Call for Return of Abductees

December 11, 2008: A civic group Thursday urged the government to request that North Korea return abductees from an aircraft hijacked in 1969 in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. It has been 39 years since the tragedy, but there are still 11 people being held hostage, and the remaining families here called for public attention to the case, which has broken hundreds of people’s hearts. …

A group of the remaining families in the South called for the government to take more concrete steps for the return of the remaining abductees. “The news is now being forgotten among people and we are devastated that we may never see them again. We urge the government and our allies to ask the North to let us meet our beloved ones again.” Continue reading at The Korea Times.