August 17, 2022

‘Please wait’: Moon writes letter to son of man killed in North Korean waters

Victim's family tells NK News both North and South Korea should investigate last month's shooting more "responsibly"

Weeks after the lethal shooting of South Korean government worker Lee Dae-jun in DPRK waters by North Korean soldiers, ROK President Moon Jae-in offered condolences and promised to "transparently" investigate the incident in a letter written to the son of the victim late last week, Lee's family told NK News on Wednesday.

The son, a second-grade student in high school, had sent the President a hand-written letter lamenting how the government "failed" to rescue his father. He, along with the victim's brother, "does not believe" the South Korean government's claim that his father intended to defect to the North in late September when he was killed.