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Title
Taken! : North Korea's criminal abduction of citizens of other countries /
Other Title
North Korea's criminal abduction of citizens of other countries
Summary
North Korea is kidnapping citizens of foreign countries and holding them incommunicado, this report alleges. According to the report the North is holding residents of a number of European and Asian countries. There may be hundreds of abductees inside North Korea who are not known to be there. The regime undertakes to abduct its victims in absolute secrecy, and detains them indefinitely in closely monitored circumstances which do not permit them to come in contact with many people even inside North Korea. The opportunities the outside world has to learn of them are obviously extremely limited, and this is by design. Those on the outside of North Korea must accordingly be very careful about drawing conclusions about the abductees. We should not, for example, conclude that Kim Jong-il terminated North Korea's practice of abductions because he admitted that abductions had occurred in the past. His admission was not the whole truth, his government has provided false and unsubstantiated assertions since the admission, and demands for thorough bilateral investigations have repeatedly been denied by North Korea. It is difficult to conclude that the regime has anything more to hide on this issue, because it continues to hide the facts.
Contributor Names
Yamamoto, Yoshi.
Created / Published
Washington, DC : Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, 2011.
Subject Headings
-  Korea (North)--International status
-  Victims of state-sponsored terrorism--Korea (North)
-  Disappeared persons (International law)
-  Political kidnapping--Korea (North)
-  Kidnapping of foreign citizens
Notes
-  "A special report by The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea"--Cover.
-  Includes bibliographical references.
-  Also available via the World Wide Web.
Medium
137, [1] p. : ill., col. maps, ports. ; 28 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
KZ4486 .Y36 2011
Digital Id
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy13pdf01/2012470466.html
http://hrnk.org/uploads/pdfs/Taken_LQ.pdf External
Library of Congress Control Number
2012470466
Description
North Korea is kidnapping citizens of foreign countries and holding them incommunicado, this report alleges. According to the report the North is holding residents of a number of European and Asian countries. There may be hundreds of abductees inside North Korea who are not known to be there. The regime undertakes to abduct its victims in absolute secrecy, and detains them indefinitely in closely monitored circumstances which do not permit them to come in contact with many people even inside North Korea. The opportunities the outside world has to learn of them are obviously extremely limited, and this is by design. Those on the outside of North Korea must accordingly be very careful about drawing conclusions about the abductees. We should not, for example, conclude that Kim Jong-il terminated North Korea's practice of abductions because he admitted that abductions had occurred in the past. His admission was not the whole truth, his government has provided false and unsubstantiated assertions since the admission, and demands for thorough bilateral investigations have repeatedly been denied by North Korea. It is difficult to conclude that the regime has anything more to hide on this issue, because it continues to hide the facts.
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Yamamoto, Yoshi. Taken!: North Korea's criminal abduction of citizens of other countries. Washington, DC: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, 2011. Web.. https://lccn.loc.gov/2012470466.

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Yamamoto, Y. (2011) Taken!: North Korea's criminal abduction of citizens of other countries. Washington, DC: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2012470466.

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Yamamoto, Yoshi. Taken!: North Korea's criminal abduction of citizens of other countries. Washington, DC: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, 2011. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/2012470466>.