Families Seek News of North Korean Abductees

December 14, 2017: Thank you to Voice of America for writing about the abduction issue and for including the abduction of Mr. Hwang’s father as an example.

“One example is Hwang In-cheol’s father. He was among the 47 people who were on a Korean Air Lines (KAL) airplane that was hijacked to North Korea in 1969. …

“To this day, 48 years later, my father and the rest of the 11 unreturned abductees remain forcefully detained in North Korea and they have been forgotten,” Hwang said. Continue reading at Voice of America.

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.

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Families of NK Abductees Call for Help

September 20, 2011: For most, the 1969 hijacking of a South Korean airliner by an armed North Korean agent has faded into history. But for Hwang In-chul, whose father was a passenger, the incident still takes a heavy toll.

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Thirty-nine of the passengers on the KAL YS-11 were eventually repatriated through Red Cross channels, with Pyongyang claiming the pilots themselves had redirected the flight. But seven others along with four crew members were abducted and never returned. Continue reading at The Korea Times