Hope, Anger for Relatives of S. Koreans Kidnapped by North

Thank you to Associated Press’s Kim Tong-Hyung for his piece concerning last Tuesday’s press conference.

North Korea’s release of three American detainees offers some hope for the relatives of hundreds of South Koreans abducted over the years by the North. But the families are also frustrated, feeling they’ve been forgotten amid a global diplomatic push to resolve a nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. …


“Why is President Moon speaking out for American detainees and Japanese abductees while remaining silent about the hundreds of South Koreans who never returned?” Choi said. “He must openly and firmly raise the issue on live television when he visits Pyongyang for his second summit with Kim Jong Un later this year.”

Continue reading at The Associated Press. The article is online on numerous media sites including The Washington Post, The Japan News, The Asahi Shimbun, The Japan Times, ABC News, The Indian Express, The China Post, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor.





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