CONGRESSMAN HYDE DEMANDS N. KOREA REVEAL INFO ON S. KOREAN AND JAPANESE ABDUCTEES
Pressure from U.S. Congress on North Korean's psychotic behavior. Both sides of the aisle on hot on the human rights issues related to North Korea. Of course the left in South Korea mistakenly interpret these actions as a meddling of "domestic affairs" by the U.S. instead of recognizing it as a call for humanity and the general welfare of fellow human beings.
The irascible chairman of the U.S. House Committee on International Relations wrote to North Korea's UN mission early this month to demand that the Stalinist country reveal the whereabouts of South Korean and Japanese abductees. Henry Hyde sent the letter to the North’s UN Ambassador Park Gil-yon on Nov.4.
The activist website Free North Korea Broadcasting on Monday said Hyde slammed Pyongyang for keeping silent on the whereabouts of the Rev. Kim Dong-shik, who was kidnapped by the North. Hyde also urged the North to clarify the fate of Japanese abductees including Megumi Yokota, whose dubious remains Pyongyang sent to Japan to prove its claim that she died.
The congressman said he read that the North Korean government acknowledged that at least 23 South Korean prisoners of war, citizens captured during the Korean War and abductees were still alive in the North, pointing out that the actual number is known to be much higher. (full article)