• Kyodo


Abductee Megumi Yokota died in 2004, not in 1994 as claimed by Pyongyang, a South Korean activist said Friday, citing an official document obtained from a source in the hermit state.

Choi Seong Ryong, who heads a support group for relatives of South Koreans abducted to the North, said the document, which was kept at a health ministry-related agency in Pyongyang, shows that Yokota, who was abducted from Japan in 1977 at age 13, died of “depression” on Dec. 14, 2004.

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