North Korea Arrests US Professor Charged with Being “Hostile to the State”

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

North Korea arrests another professor from the US over charges of allegedly being hostile to the state. Professor Kim Hak Song was detained on May 6 and is the fourth American to be arrested by the North Korean state. Three other US citizens are currently held in the country, including Kim Sang-duck, who taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.


Kim Hak Song is an associate professor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. North Korean news agency KCNA reported: “A relevant institution of the DPRK detained American citizen Kim Hak Song on May 6 under a law of the DPRK on suspension of his hostile acts against it.”