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North Korea detains 4th US citizen
    2017-May-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

NORTH KOREA has detained another American who worked at a private university in Pyongyang, taking to four the number of U.S. citizens being held by the country.

Kim Hak-song, who worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday, North Korea’s state news agency said.

Kim was arrested on suspicion of “hostile acts” against North Korea, the official Korean Central News Agency said. “A relevant institution is now conducting a detailed investigation into his crimes,” it said.

No other details about him were available.

The U.S. State Department said Sunday that it was “aware of reports that a U.S. citizen was detained in North Korea.”

“The security of U.S. citizens is one of the department’s highest priorities,” a spokeswoman said, adding that the department was working with the Swedish Embassy, which represents the United States in North Korea.

“Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment,” she said.

Two weeks ago, North Korea detained another U.S. national, Kim Sang-dok or Tony Kim, as he waited to board a flight at Pyongyang airport.

He had been teaching a class in international finance and management at the same university, known as PUST.

PUST is the only private educational institution in North Korea. It is run by a Korean American professor and funded largely by Christian groups.

It began offering classes in English to the North Korean elite in 2010.

PUST has more than 60 foreign faculty members, including those from the United States, Canada, Britain and China, its website says. (SD-Agencies)

 

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