December 28, 2011 13:12
A man who claimed to be a North Korean defector has committed suicide after confessing that he was sent to spy on the South.
During questioning the man, who was in his 30s, said he had received orders from Pyongyang to report on a South Korean organization that helps defectors from the North.
The National Intelligence Service said the man had hanged himself in a shower room. The source said North Korean spies held the man's family hostage and that he felt pressured after his confession.
All North Korean defectors undergo up to six months of questioning by a team of investigators from the intelligence agency, the military and the police.
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