February 06, 2023

Lawyer: S. Korea should be willing to ransom Korean War POWs

Head of advocacy group believes Korean POWs issue is critical for South Korean national identity

During the Korean War, tens of thousands of South Korean soldiers became prisoners of war (POW) to North Korea, and many of them remain there.

The South Korean Ministry of Defense, in a report to the National Assembly in 2007, said that nearly 42,000 South Korean soldiers went missing in the Korean War.