February 21, 2024

Spain not seeking extradition of South Koreans involved in DPRK embassy break-in

Court documents reveal at least one ROK national implicated in Madrid raid

Spanish authorities have not sought the extradition of any South Korean nationals involved in the 2019 raid of the North Korean Embassy in Madrid, a June-dated court document seen by NK News shows.

That's despite Madrid's ongoing efforts to extradite several U.S. nationals involved in the case, including former U.S. marine Christopher Ahn, who has for months been fighting extradition on the basis that he could face a high risk of a revenge killing by North Korean agents should he leave the United States.