North Korea in a good faith move to President Trump, has released the three Americans being held in labor camps ahead of the summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
Three Korean-American’s, Kim Dong-cheol, Kim Sang-deok, and Kim Hak-seong were released from detention centers in April and since then have been undergoing medical treatment and ideological education outside Pyongyang.
The trio is still in North Korean custody.
According to one of North Korea’s top activists, Choi Sung-ryong, the three Korean-American prisoners will be allowed to fly back to the U.S. after the summit.
“We heard it through our sources in North Korea late last month. We believe that Mr Trump can take them back on the day of the US-North Korea summit or he can send an envoy to take them back to the US before the summit,” Choi told the Financial Times.
A report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, per the instructions from top officials, the trio were transferred to a Pyongyang hotel from a labor camp in April.
President Trump confirmed last week that U.S. officials had been working for the release of the three Americans.
According to another source that’s close to the hermit regime, they have been monitoring closely the health and well-being of the three Americans to avoid another incident like Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died after being held prisoner in North Korea.
Source: The Washington Examiner