US marine 'arrested over N Korea embassy raid in Madrid'

BBC News | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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American authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say.

Christopher Ahn will reportedly appear in a Los Angeles court.

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It would be the first arrest over the incident, which happened in February days before US President Donald Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

Free Joseon, a self-styled human rights group, says it was involved.

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US federal agents have also raided the apartment of Adrian Hong, one of the group's leaders, says the Washington Post.

The US Justice Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the BBC.

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In a statement, Free Joseon said it was "dismayed" by arrest warrants being executed.

"The last US citizen who fell into the custody of the Kim regime returned home maimed from torture and did not survive," said spokesperson Lee Wolosky.


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