Oct 28, 2014

U.N. envoy calls for immediate return of abductees from N. Korea

In a report released Monday, the United Nations’ human rights envoy on North Korea called on Pyongyang to immediately repatriate all abducted individuals, including Japanese. In his recommendations, special rapporteur Marzuki Darusman requested the North “allow all persons who have been abducted or otherwise ...

Sep 18, 2014

North Korea asks Japanese woman if she wants to go home

North Korean authorities have purportedly offered a Japanese national living there a chance to return home. Setsuko Maruyama was among the Japanese citizens left behind on the Korean Peninsula at the end of World War II. She later married and today the 85-year-old lives ...

Sep 12, 2014

Estonia enraged as Russia charges 'abducted' policeman with spying

An Estonian policeman detained by Russian security services has been charged with espionage in a case that has sent tensions soaring between Moscow and its small NATO-member neighbor. Tallinn has accused Moscow of abducting Eston Kohver at gunpoint from Estonian territory. He now faces ...