North Korea will expel American soldier Travis King, who was detained after crossing the border from South Korea in July, the state agency KCNA reported this Wednesday.
After completing its investigation, the “relevant body of the DPRK [siglas en inglés de la República Popular Democrática de Corea, denominación oficial de Corea del Norte] decided to expel Travis King, a US Army soldier who illegally entered the territory of the DPRK, under Republic law,” the KCNA agency explained.
The agency did not specify when the expulsion will take place, or from what point.
Pyongyang again claimed that King crossed the border to prevent “racial discrimination in the US military”and because he was “disillusioned with inequality in American society,” the official agency added.
King ran across the border on July 18 while participating in a sightseeing tour of the demilitarized zone that marks the boundary between the two Koreas.