Saturday, July 03, 2010

A third North Korean man arrested re: Hwang Jang-Yop assassination

A third man has been arrested concerning the plot to assassinate top ranking defector from North Korea, Hwang Jang-Yop, a report said Saturday.

The man, whose family name is Han, was a former North Korean agent who has been living in South Korea since the 1960s, Yonhap news agency said, quoting prosecutors.

His arrest came after a South Korean court on Thursday handed 10-year prison sentences to two North Korean agents who posed as fugitives from the communist state in a bid to assassinate Hwang Jang-Yop.

Han was charged with seeking to trace Hwang's address in a plot to assassinate him, Yonhap said. He was said to have been recruited by North Korean agents in 2000, who helped him reunite his family members living in the North.

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