S.Korean Activists to Sue Kim Jong-un Over POWs

A South Korean activist group hopes to take North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the International Criminal Court to seek repatriation of South Korean prisoners of war who have been languishing in the North for more than 60 years.

"We believe that about 350 to 500 South Korean POWs are still alive in the North," said Kim Hyun, who leads the group. "Since they're on average over 80 years old, it's our duty to seek their repatriation as soon as possible."

"The reality is that their families have no choice but to do something themselves since the South Korean government has done little to seek their repatriation," he added.

englishnews@chosun.com / Sep. 25, 2013 12:00 KST