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Japanese court summons North Korea's Kim Jong-un over ‘state kidnapping’



North Korean defectors in Tokyo symbolically summoned Kim Jong-un to court on Thursday over a repatriation programme they describe as “state kidnapping”.The unusual case is a bid to hold Pyongyang responsible for a scheme that saw more than 90,000 people move to North Korea from Japan between 1959 and 1984.The programme mainly targeted ethnic Koreans but also their Japanese spouses, lured by fantastical propaganda promising a “paradise on Earth”.I went to North Korea expecting paradise, and was…



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