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Inside North Korea's abduction of foreign nationals

American journalist, Robert S. Boynton, says that North Korea has kidnapped dozens of foreign nationals in the 1970s and 1980s. The abductees were --most of the time-- asked to operate as spies. Mr Boynton has compiled his findings in his recently published book "The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project." He's been telling BBC Newsday why North Korea did it.

(Caption: Three members of families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea attending a meeting on human rights in North Korea in Tokyo in January 2016. Credit: Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

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