US marine ‘arrested over N Korea embassy raid in Madrid’

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Members of the group allegedly broke into North Korea’s Spanish embassy and stole a number of computer systems and onerous drives

American authorities have arrested a former US Marine who’s allegedly a part of a gaggle that raided North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, reviews say.

Christopher Ahn will reportedly seem in a Los Angeles courtroom.

It will be the primary arrest over the incident, which occurred in February days earlier than US President Donald Trump met North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

Free Joseon, a self-styled human rights group, says it was concerned.

US federal brokers have additionally raided the house of Adrian Hong, one of many group’s leaders, says the Washington Publish.

The US Justice Division didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark from the BBC.

In an announcement, Free Joseon mentioned it was “dismayed” by arrest warrants being executed.

“The final US citizen who fell into the custody of the Kim regime returned house maimed from torture and didn’t survive,” mentioned spokesperson Lee Wolosky.

“We’ve obtained no assurances from the US authorities concerning the security and safety of the US nationals it’s now concentrating on.”

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On 22 February, a gaggle of at the very least 10 individuals stormed North Korea’s embassy in Spain, allegedly figuring out themselves as “members of a human rights motion searching for to liberate North Korea”.

Throughout the incident a number of embassy employees had been held hostage, together with an attaché whom they tried persuading to defect.

Members of the group allegedly made off with a number of computer systems and onerous drives, information from which was allegedly handed on to American authorities.

North Korea has described the incident has a “grave terrorist assault”.

Free Joseon – previously generally known as Cheolima Civil Protection – insists that its members had been invited to the consulate.

A Spanish courtroom doc launched final month has named leaders of organisation, a few of whom are believed to reside within the US. The courtroom is searching for their extradition.

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