A South Korea man who was kidnapped by North Korea more than 30 years ago managed to escape to China and come in contact with South Korean authorities. Apparently he was not able to bring his North Korean wife and children because of "difficulties." I wonder what these complications might be, maybe they did not want to leave? Or maybe he did not even tell them he was leaving? It will be interesting to see these details when all the facts come out.
Although this is a happy time for this man, I imagine he is having very mixed feelings. On one hand he is able to see his South Korea relatives, but he will likely never again see his North Korean wife and children. It seems that North Korea has truly ruined some, if not all, parts of this man's life. Additionally, not only was he forced to live there for more than 30 years, but I am sure his family in the South was tormented every day by the thought of what might have happened to him.
According to the article, more than 480 South Koreans have been abducted by North Korea since its inception as a country, as well as 500 South Korean soldiers still held by the regime. While I assume North Korea says that these people probably defected voluntarily and they are being saved from the puppet state of the South, I don't think there is any excuse for this type of behavior and it is not the way in which to move towards peace on the peninsula.