By Oisin Sweeney • 21 November 2020 • 19:26
Nephew of North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un reportedly ‘disappears’ into CIA custody.
The nephew of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has reportedly ‘disappeared’ into CIA custody after meeting with US agents.
Kim Han-sol, the son of Kim’s half brother, is known for his lavish lifestyle. The 25-year-old has been depicted with luxury goods such as Armani clothes and Gucci shoes and reportedly is never without ‘wads of cash’ in his wallet.
His father, Kim Jong-nam, was famously murdered with VX nerve agent in a Malaysian airport in 2017 at the hands of North Korean agents and their locally recruited accomplices. He reportedly had $124 thousand in cash on his person when he died, and had allegedly met CIA agents in Kuala Lumpur days before his death. The US has denied that they had attempted to recruit him as a spy.
Following the death of his father, Kim’s nephew feared for his life and escaped his home in the Chinese city-state of Macau with the help of the activist group ‘Free Joseon’. He reportedly attempted to travel to seek amnesty in the Netherlands but was intercepted by CIA agents in Taipei, Taiwan.
Today it has been reported that he is living in CIA custody under the American government, who has long been North Korea’s most powerful enemy.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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