November 22, 2014

North Korean with ties to Kim Jong Un reportedly escapes kidnap attempt in Paris

The plot thickens..


PARIS A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday.

The architecture student, identified only as Han, avoided the kidnapping attempt at a Paris airport where he was to be put on a plane for Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly on the sensitive matter.


The failed bid to capture Han occurred in the first week of November, and he has been in hiding since then, the source said. It wasn't immediately clear if French authorities had played a role in the escape, how many kidnappers were involved, or where they are now.

Han is reportedly the son of an aide of the once powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The uncle, Jang Song Thaek, was considered the country's second most powerful man before he was executed in December on treason charges.

South Korea's spy agency believes North Korea also used a firing squad to execute several people close to the uncle, South Korean lawmaker Shin Kyung-min said in October after attending a closed-door agency briefing.

Who was putting him on a plane back to North Korea....and who decided to rescue him at the airport.

Trying to figure out what is going on in the blackhole called North Korea....gives me headache.

By Matt Damon at 04:22 PM | Comments |