October 23, 2021

Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say

Police will not forward case to prosecutors, citing insufficient evidence

Seoul police have dropped a criminal complaint against prominent author and North Korean defector Jang Jin-sung, citing a lack of evidence, NK News has confirmed.

Jang was accused of rape by another defector, Seung Sol-hyang, earlier this year. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency decided not to send the case to the prosecutor’s office, confirming to NK News on Thursday that Jang is “cleared of suspicion."