October 23, 2021

High-profile defector linked to February raid on North Korean embassy in Madrid

Liberty in North Korea CEO says Charles Ryu was "recruited" by Free Joseon group

A North Korean escapee and U.S. citizen connected to a February break-in at the DPRK embassy in Madrid is a media-savvy and high-profile activist who previously worked with the Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) NGO, NK News understands.

A connection first reported by Spanish media in June, 24-year-old Cheol "Charles" Ryu is the third U.S. citizen to be publicly tied to the raid, which Spanish authorities alleged to be an illegal invasion involving "robbery with violence and intimidation" and torture.