South Korea: Judgment on 31

Agents of South Korea's CIA fanned out through the world last summer to round up some 30 South Korean intellectuals—professors, painters, poets and composers—who were living and working abroad. The charges against them: spying for North Korea in a network controlled from East Germany.

The South Korean CIA persuaded the suspects to return home by threats against their relatives or offers of lighter sentences, but the news that they had been taken back to Korea touched off a furor in Western Europe, where most of them lived. France and West Germany, neither of which has extradition treaties with South Korea,...

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