North Korea has a third American citizen in its custody, as per reports from South Korea on Sunday.
As indicated by local news agency Yonhap, a Korean-American man in his 50s surnamed Kim was captured a week ago while planning to leave the antisocial state from Pyongyang International Airport.
Kim was distinguished as a previous professor at Yanbian College of Science and Innovation, a Chinese institution near the fringe with North Korea.
In spite of the fact that it is not clear why he was captured, a progression of foreign missionaries have already been captured by Pyongyang as a risk to the nation’s dictator administration.
Kim is known to have been involved in North Korean aid work.
Two different Americans – 22-year-old undergraduate Otto Warmbier and 62-year-old Kim Dong-chul – were sentenced to serve 10 years and 15 years of hard work individually in 2016.
Remote prisoners are by and large discharged ahead of schedule by the North, however Pyongyang may look to utilize detainees as use in transactions in the midst of pressures over its improvement of atomic weapons.
While Washington encourages Americans not to go to North Korea, the U.S. has no official ties with Pyongyang and its consular issues there are rather dealt with by the Swedish Consulate.