North Korean Man In Malaysia Challenges US Extradition Bid
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Fri 18th September 2020 | 11:30 AM
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 18 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Sep, 2020 ) :A North Korean man launched a legal challenge Friday against a US bid to extradite him from Malaysia over allegations he supplied goods to his country in breach of sanctions.
His lawyer Gooi Soon Seng argued Mun was innocent and the allegations against him were of a "political character".
It is not clear what he is accused of supplying, but there have been a string of cases involving businessmen in Singapore in recent years who have sent items to North Korea ranging from liquor to jewellery.
The export to North Korea of some goods, including luxury items, has been banned as part of sweeping sanctions imposed on Pyongyang by the United Nations and countries including the United States over its weapons programmes.