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World North Korea shot dead a South Korean defector in its territorial waters

13:15  24 september  2020
13:15  24 september  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

South Korea police arrests defector trying to cross back to North Korea

  South Korea police arrests defector trying to cross back to North Korea South Korea police arrests defector trying to cross back to North KoreaSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Sunday they had arrested a defector who tried to return to North Korea after a similar, successful crossing in July escalated tensions on the peninsula.

North Korean forces shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who disappeared off a patrol vessel and ended up in Pyongyang's waters , Seoul's In July, a North Korean defector who had fled to the South three years ago sneaked back over the heavily fortified border into the impoverished nation.

North Korean forces shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who disappeared off a patrol vessel and ended up in Pyongyang's waters , Seoul's In July, a North Korean defector who had fled to the South three years ago sneaked back over the heavily fortified border into the impoverished nation.

L’île frontalière occidentale de Yeonpyeong, au premier plan, le 13 avril 2013. © AFP / Jung Yeon-je The western border island of Yeonpyeong, foreground, April 13, 2013.

Amid heightened tensions between the two neighbors, the North Korean forces shot dead a South Korean, who had defected in the territorial waters of Pyongyang, before spraying his body with gasoline to burn him for fear of contamination with the coronavirus, a said the South Korean army on Thursday.

The man was missing from the South Korean patrol vessel that sailed near the western border island of Yeonpyeong, the South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement, with CNN citing the date of the September 21. He was wearing a life jacket, said a military official, adding that "the circumstances suggest that he intended to defect" without providing any evidence for this claim.

South Korean president calls for official end to Korean War 'completely and for good'

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North Korean soldiers look toward the border with South Korea in the demilitarized zone at Panmunjom on Sept. SEOUL — A South Korean fisheries official who went missing from a patrol boat earlier this week was shot and then cremated by North Korean troops, Seoul's Defense Ministry

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean troops fired on a fellow soldier who was defecting to South Korea The soldier was shot but succeeded in reaching the South , its military said in a statement. Alerted by gunshots, South Korean guards found the North Korean soldier about 55 yards south of

According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, the man was located by North Korean forces and questioned from a boat by an official dressed in protective gear. "He was shot in the water," according to the military official. "The North Korean soldiers poured gasoline on his body and burned him in the water," he said.

According to Yonhap, citing South Korean officials, the order to shoot him was given by "a higher authority". The South Korean Ministry of Defense condemned the act, calling it "scandalous". "We solemnly warn North Korea that all the responsibilities related to this incident are incumbent upon it," he added.

Officially, no case of Covid-19

In July, a North Korean defector who had fled to the South three years ago returned to his country, succeeding in illegally crossing the "demarcation line" which acts as a border with South Korea. This had prompted the North Korean authorities to order the confinement of the city of Kaesong, located on the border, for fear that it would carry the coronavirus.

The commander of US forces in South Korea, Robert Abrams, claimed that the North Korean authorities ordered the shooting of people who tried to enter the country from China, in order to prevent an epidemic of coronavirus. A “buffer zone” at the border has been created, with special forces soldiers ready to fire.

Pyongyang has so far claimed not to have recorded any cases of Covid-19 in its territory. North Korea closed its borders in late January, when the epidemic was exploding in China, and imposed drastic restrictions on its population, including strict containment of thousands of people.

Murder of a South Korean: Pyongyang warns the South Korean navy .
© Supplied by Le Point The North Korea on Sunday asked the South Korean navy to stop entering its territorial waters, as Seoul seeks to find the body of a South Korean official shot dead at sea by North Korean soldiers. The official North Korean press reported that Pyongyang will start its own search operations for the body, and claimed that the South Korean operations risked increasing tensions.

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