The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) kidnapped the family of the late half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after he was killed in Malaysia in 2017. This is reported in an article by The New Yorker.
The author of the article, Korean writer Sukhi Kim, said that the late Kim Jong-name’s family – his wife, daughter, and son – after the head of the family was murdered, contacted Chullima Civil Defence (later renamed Free Jeosun – Lenta.ru), a defector support group, and asked for help. The activists managed to develop a plan to provide shelter to relatives of the DPRK leader, but the CIA intervened. The writer specified that one of the group leaders, Adrian Hong Chan, gave her details.
According to him, having received a request for help from the nephew of the DPRK leader Kim Han-Sol, he sent one of the members of the organization to the Taiwan airport, where he met with the young man and his family. After the meeting, they were accommodated in two rooms in the waiting room, and Hong Chang allegedly began negotiating with different countries to resolve the asylum issue. Eventually, it was decided that the family would go to the Netherlands, but the first flight failed: the harbor staff refused to let the Koreans on board, and Hong Chan suggested that airport staff were aware of what was happening.
While the activists tried to resolve issues with tickets and the airport administration, the family continued to wait in the waiting room. At some point, two men came and introduced themselves as CIA employees. One of the strangers promised that he would accompany the family during the flight. However, the family never appeared in the Dutch airport Schiphol.
Writer Sukhi Kim noted that several sources in the conversation with her confirmed that the CIA “intercepted” Kim Khan Sul and his family. At present, the whereabouts of the Korean family is unknown.
Kim Jong Nam – Kim Jong Un’s father’s brother – has not been to the DPRK since 2001. He was killed on February 13, 2017, at Kuala Lumpur Airport. From the capital of Malaysia, he was going to fly to Macao to his family.
The identity of the mentioned Andrian Hong Chan in the past has already attracted the attention of journalists. In particular, his name appeared in the process of establishing the circumstances of the attack on the DPRK embassy in Spain in February 2019.
It was reported that the Civil Defence of Chollima group had claimed responsibility for the incident. It was reported that the nephew of the North Korean leader may have been involved. The Spanish authorities did not rule out the possibility that the CIA might be involved in the attack.