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Abductee´s parents finally meet
North Korean granddaughter

CNN, by Euan McKirdy

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/17/2014 9:30:36 AM

Megumi Yokota was only 13 when she was abducted by a North Korean agent in the 1970s. Now, almost 40 years after her disappearance, her aging parents, Shigeru and Sakie Yokota, have traveled to Mongolia to meet her daughter -- their granddaughter. In a series of meetings in Ulan Bator arranged by Japanese and North Korean foreign ministry officials, the Japanese couple met 26-year-old Kim Eun-gyong, her husband and 10-month-old daughter. "Our long-cherished dream had come true," Shigeru Yokota said at a press conference. "It was actually first time to meet her although I´ve been seeing her on TV (since she was)

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I´ve read about these abductions, yet more atrocities committed by an evil, soulless government.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: watashiyo, 3/17/2014 5:02:42 PM     (No. 9772621)

We should just drop one big Hello bomb and call it a mistake. This could end decades of tyranny and suffering amongst the people and the political prisoners.
Btw, I pray Megumi´s parents, by the grace of God, will get to see and hold their kidnapped daughter before their passing.

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