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US authorities arrest ex-Marine in a raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain



US. The authorities arrested a former navy following a raid in February at the North Korean embassy in Spain, the Washington Post reported Friday, citing two persons familiar with the case.

Christopher Ahn, a former Marine and a member of a group known as Free Joseon, wants to overthrow North Korea's leadership, was arrested on Thursday. He appeared on Friday in federal court, and a judge agreed to seal his case, the Post reported.

The state authorities also attacked the home of Free Joseon leader Adrian Hong.

The arrest followed a raid involving masked individuals, employee arrest, computer ransacking and the US, sources said. Joseon had reportedly taken over responsibility for the March raid after a Spanish judge accused Hong and two others of joining the embassy raid.

An FBI spokesman told The Post for information to the Department of Justice. A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice rejected the request of the post office for a comment. The department did not respond immediately to a request from The Hill.

"We are dismayed that the US Department of Justice has decided to execute arrest warrants against US persons resulting from the North Korean regime's criminal charges," said a statement, "Ambassador Lee Wolosky," on the website of Free Joseon is attributed. Swiss Post has identified Wolosky as Hong's lawyer.

"The last US citizen to fall under the care of the Kim regime returned from torture and did not survive," the statement went on, referring to college student Otto Warmbier, who is following his in 201

7 Returning from the North to the USA, Korea died in a coma.

"We have received no assurances from the US government about the safety of the US citizens it is targeting," added Wolosky.


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