North Korea confirms US Army defector is in country; said soldier wants refuge from ‘mistreatment,’ racism

North Korea confirmed the detention of US soldier Travis King, a month after his border crossing. King stated to investigators that he entered North Korea due to feelings of mistreatment and racial discrimination within the US Army. He expressed a desire for refuge in North Korea or another country, noting disillusionment with the unequal US society, according to North Korea’s official news agency, KCN.

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