February 21, 2024

Head of pro-North Korea group arrested in Spain over US crypto charges

Spanish aristocrat Alejandro Cao de Benos insists he can’t be extradited over allegations he advised DPRK on blockchain

Spanish authorities arrested an aristocrat with close ties to Pyongyang last week over U.S. charges that he advised North Korea on cryptocurrency technology.

But Alejandro Cao de Benos, the founder of the pro-North Korea sympathizer group Korea Friendship Association (KFA), insisted that Washington cannot force his extradition following his release a day later.