November 30, 2022

Detained South Korean citizens return from DPRK with corpse

Identity of South Korean detainees unknown, nor reasons for entry to DPRK territory

The DPRK has handed over six South Korean prisoners and the corpse of a woman back to Seoul on Friday in a handover at Panmunjom, South Korean officials have announced.

The six men, whose ages ranged from  27 to  67, were originally detained for illegally entering North Korean territory. The woman is said by the North Koreans to have been killed in a dispute with her husband, one of the six men detained - a claim the South Korean officials said would be investigated.