A former US Navy activist in a group dedicated to the freedom of North Korea was hit by Kim Jong Un's regime, a federal judge in Los Angeles said.
"The FBI has confirmed" That the North Korean government has threatened his life, "US magistrate Jean Rosenbluth wrote in a motion to bail Christopher Ahn." … He appears to be the target of a dictatorship to assassinate him. "
37-year-old Ahn, who served six years of military service and served in the Iraq war, was arrested in February as a member of the Free Joseon group. The group, whose name means "Free North Korea," is against the Kim regime and has helped some high-ranking North Koreans overrun. They even consider themselves as the "Provisional Government" of North Korea. This resistance has apparently brought Ahn a death sentence against Pyongyang.
The call for a case against the US Navy, an activist and activist in North Korea threatens extradition to Spain for allegedly breaking into the North Korean embassy in Madrid before some of the diplomats were shackled and beaten. These claims, which Ahn and Hong deny, were the basis for the extradition of Spain.
Free Joseon's lawyers blow up the allegations of violence committed by Ahn and Hong as a lie to the diplomats of Kim Jong Un, to which they must agree a story to save their own skins. The activists claim that they were invited to the embassy and spent hours inside without any problems. Videos watched by Fox News show activists quietly entering the embassy and one sitting in an office talking to a member of Kim's diplomatic corps. An unidentified activist takes the official photos of Kim Jong Un and his father Kim Jong Il from the wall and shatters the portraits on the floor.
"It is completely unprecedented and extremely sad and regrettable that the Ministry of Justice carries out – for the first time ever – arrest warrants against US citizens on the basis of criminal complaints of North Korea and on the basis of reports of North Korean witnesses, of which we know that they are not credible, "said Hong's lawyer Lee Wolosky to Fox News earlier this year.
"There was no attack, there was no attack, there was no invasion of the embassy," Wolosky said. He said that Kim's diplomats "fear for their lives because they have worked with an opposition group, they have invented the story of a raid."
The activists returned to the United States and gave the F.B.I. Computer USB sticks, computer discs and other sensitive material that they have taken from the embassy.
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But instead of being thanked by the US government, they were charged.
"The group is threatened not only by North Korea, but North Korea has apparently deposed cadres The members who came from the United States government, but also from the United States government," said Professor Sung-Yoon Lee, a professor of Korean Studies of the Kim Koo Korea Foundation and assistant professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University.
"The group gave the FBI everything they had taken from the embassy, this is a political resistance group, and the United States government should have this group and what it stands for. Do not suppress. "
Rosenbluth, in a statement released Tuesday following a hearing on Friday, expressed doubts about the North Korean allegations and noted that the Spanish police not only questioned the embassy officials and their family members a high-ranking diplomat was present, but also worked as an interpreter.
"The court could not find another case in which most of the evidence was from government officials with whom the United States has no diplomatic relations," Rosenbluth wrote.
Ahn A $ 1 million bail has been granted.
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The judge wrote.
Wolosky says he's fighting for more than just a bail for his customers.
"It is time for these American citizens to be released," he says.
Fox News & # 39; Ben Evansky contributed to this report