May 19, 2024

North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls

Mun Chol Myong could end up in China or even be released in US following sentencing for time served, expert says

Mun Chol Myong, the first North Korean national extradited to the U.S., faces an uncertain legal future after completing his sentence on multiple charges of money laundering, as his home country shows little interest in opening its borders to its own people. 

Earlier this month, a U.S. court sentenced Mun to 45 months time served, meaning he had already completed the sentence in Malaysian and American prisons before and during his trial. Mun is now set to be deported from the U.S.

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