Defector Held for Helping Daredevil Activist Slip into N.Korea

      January 18, 2010 11:18

      A North Korean defector with South Korean citizenship identified only as Kim has been arrested in China for helping an evangelical activist cross into North Korea in an eye-catching stunt to call for human rights there.

      "We've confirmed through various channels that Kim, who was staying at a hideout in Yanji, Jilin Province, was arrested by Chinese police last Friday," Kim Sung-min, the head of defector-run station Free North Korea Radio, said Sunday,

      Kim was reportedly arrested in possession of video footage of Robert Park's Christmas Eve crossing of the frozen Duman (or Tumen) River, which marks China's border with the North.

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