Monday, April 12, 2010

There's a special circle of hell for people like this

It's one thing for people to ignore the humanitarian nightmare going on up north — and many do, thanks to threat fatigue and the fact that the last time South Korean tried to rescue the Northerners, they got shot at — but it's a whole 'nother level of evil to aid them by rounding up North Korean refugees hiding out in China and sending them back to the DPRK.

From AFP:
Seoul prosecutors have arrested a South Korean accused of hunting North Korean refugees in China and sending them back to their communist homeland, a security official said Monday.

The man is also accused of collecting information on people helping the refugees as well as military data for the North, the official from the National Intelligence Service said.

The official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, confirmed the allegations against the suspect but gave no further details of the case.

Yonhap news agency quoted staff at the Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office as saying the 55-year-old identified only as Kim was recruited by a North Korean agent while staying illegally in China in the late 1990s.

He reportedly visited Pyongyang in 2000 for spy training and was sent back to China as an agent searching for refugees.

Kim recently returned to South Korea after an accomplice was arrested by Chinese police and jailed. Prosecutors took him into custody upon arrival, Yonhap said.

Prosecutors and the intelligence service were reportedly expanding their probe to see if Kim had more accomplices involved in espionage.
Undoubtedly most of his victims ended being imprisoned, many probably tortured, and at least some killed. And if any of the latter can be directly shown as a result of Mr Kim's actions, put him on trial for murder, or at least voluntary manslaughter.

The story is also being carried by AP, BBC, and the Joongang Daily.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's freaky... I read about this at work this morning and I thought to myself, "I'm going to write a post about this fucking prick later on... I'll title it something like, 'No punishment is great enough...' or 'There's a special circle reserved in hell...'"


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