June 17, 2021

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Christopher Ahn at very low risk of being killed in Spain, some experts say

Ahn’s lawyer maintains North Korea wants to assassinate his client accused of embassy break-in

Former U.S. marine Christopher Ahn is fighting extradition to Spain for his role in the 2019 raid at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid. His defense team alleges Ahn is at high risk for a revenge killing by North Korean agents if he leaves the United States.

These allegations have been amplified by several media outlets in recent days, but in conversations with NK News some North Korea experts expressed skepticism that Ahn faces any risk of bodily harm if he is extradited to Spain.