Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP
Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP
North Korea

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

  • Five plaintiffs want to hold his nation to account for enticing more than 90,000 people there between 1959 and 1984
  • They hope the two countries, which do not have diplomatic relations, will negotiate if ruling finds in their favour

Topic |   North Korea
Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP
Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP
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