February 06, 2023

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Search seeks records that shine light on Moon administration’s decision-making process in controversial 2019 case

South Korean prosecutors raided the Presidential Archives south of Seoul on Friday afternoon in connection with their investigation into the forced repatriation of two North Korean fishermen in Nov. 2019.

In a press release, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said it was carrying out the search and seizure warrant to “obtain relevant data stored at the Presidential Archives” in the city of Sejong.