Two South Koreans detained in North Korea told CNN on Sunday that they spied for South Korea.
South Korea has flatly rejected the accusations and urged Pyongyang to release them.
The interviews came after North Korea announced on Saturday that it arrested a South Korean student studying in the U.S. on charges of illegal entry into the country, the fourth South Korean citizen detained in the North.
South Korean missionary Kim Jung-wook has been held there since October 2013.
Sunday’s interviews as well as the new detention could be an attempt by Pyongyang to pressure South Korea to shift its policy toward the communist nation. The North could also use the detainees as a negotiating chip should inter-Korean talks reopen.
Source: Busan eFM News
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