NK says soldier crossed DMZ because of racisim

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North Korea says that a U.S. soldier who entered the country from South Korea was fleeing abuse and racism in the U.S. military. It marks the North’s first public confirmation of the incident since 23-year-old Travis King crossed the border last month.

The official Korean Central News Agency said that initial findings of an official investigation showed that King admitted to entering the North illegally, and that he was motivated by “ill feeling against inhuman maltreatment and racial discrimination within the U.S. Army.”

It added that he was willing to seek refuge in North Korea or a third country because he was “disillusioned” about inequality in American society.

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