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  • 2020 Olympics: Iranian Olympian Defects, IOC Bans Protests At Games; Megan Rapinoe Objects

    01/13/2020 7:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2020 | Karen Townsend
    The sole female Iranian Olympic medalist has defected. Kimia Alizadeh bid farewell and has relocated to Europe. It is reported she has gone to the Netherlands. The bronze medalist in Taekwondo posted her letter of farewell on Instagram just one day after the Iranian government admitted it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. She wrote in Farsi. “Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences,” the 21-year–old wrote in an Instagram post explaining why she was defecting. “I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years.”“They took...
  • Beijing mouthpiece releases images in apparent attempt to undercut confessed Chinese spy defector

    11/27/2019 7:11:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 11/27/2019 | Lee Jeong-ho
    China’s state media on Wednesday released images it said were of a man who claims to be a Beijing-sponsored secret agent confessing to fraud, apparently in an attempt to discredit his assertion that he was involved in intelligence operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times uploaded screenshots from a court video in which William Wang Liqiang is allegedly making the confession in an October 2016 trial proceeding. Global Times is a tabloid under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily, focusing on international issues. Wang has defected to Australia and applied for political...
  • Chinese spy who ‘infiltrated’ Hong Kong, Taiwan, defects to Australia, report says

    11/23/2019 9:56:02 AM PST · by MassMinuteman · 14 replies
    A Chinese spy has defected to Australia with a trove of intelligence on China’s political interference operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and elsewhere, according to media reports. The Nine network newspapers said the defector, named as Wang “William” Liqiang, had given Australia’s counter-espionage agency the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong and provided details of how they funded and conducted operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Wang said he was personally involved in infiltration and disruption operations in all three territories, according to the report, published in Nine’s The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers.
  • Chinese spy defects to Australia with trove of intel: report

    11/24/2019 7:59:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Sydney (AFP) - A Chinese spy has defected to Australia with a trove of intelligence on China's political interference operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and elsewhere, according to a media report Saturday. The Nine network newspapers said the defector, named as Wang "William" Liqiang, had given Australia's counter-espionage agency the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong and provided details of how they funded and conducted operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Wang said he was personally involved in infiltration and disruption operations in all three territories, according to the report, published in Nine's The Age...
  • Repenting Of Their Repentance? Josh Harris and others

    If there was ever a true move of God in my Chrstian journey, here in America, it occurred throughout the 1970s and 1990s, when millions of Christians made an Exodus out of the State run school systems, (Once the envy of the world, but already turning into a cesspool of leftist consciousness) and began Homeschooling, and or private Christian schooling. I suppose it was part of a larger “return to family” movement, very Christ centered, which swept our nation in the wake of millions of baby boomers coming into the “born again” experience. We didn’t want to turn our precious...
  • Iran's Senior Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Reportedly Defects to the U.S.

    04/26/2019 6:44:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/26/2019 | Michael Ledeen
    It seems we may have an important defector from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a senior commander no less. The news first appeared on Banafshah Zand’s indispensable website on the crimes of the Islamic Republic of Iran: Brigadier General Ali Nasiri, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Protection Bureau, is said to have fled to the West after a fallout with the representative of the Supreme Leader in the IRGC. On Thursday, April 11th, during a meeting among the senior IRGC intelligence officials, Nasiri and Hossein Taeb, the representative of the Supreme Leader to the IRGC came to...
  • Monica Witt: USAF officer defects to Iran with information 'seriously damaging' to natl security

    02/15/2019 1:08:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 13, 2019 | Chris Riotta
    A US Air Force officer has defected to Iran and shared information that could cause "serious damage" to America's national security, officials have revealed. The former Air Force intelligence specialist was charged with espionage and was accused of working for Iran, according to an unsealed federal indictment. The announcement arrived after Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers and other senior officials held a call with reporters to discuss what they called “a national security related action involving Iran”. Mr Demers was joined by US Attorney for Washington, Jessie Liu, FBI Executive Assistant Director for National Security Jay Tabb,...
  • Female Tank Commander Defects for Love, Warns Kiev of Russian Invasion Plan

    03/08/2019 4:26:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Mar 2019 | Christopher Miller
    It may be a Ukrainian love story as complicated and dubious as the motives behind the simmering war itself: A female separatist commander and star propagandist for Russia-backed separatists defects to Kyiv to be with her Ukrainian spy lover. But she also brings word of Russian plans for a massive invasion. Moreover, she's ready to testify in The Hague to Moscow's role in alleged war crimes. Svitlana Dryuk, the notorious commander of an all-female tank crew for anti-Kyiv forces in some of the bloodiest battles of the five-year conflict, aired her allegations on Ukraine's 1+1 TV channel on March 3....
  • Shadowy group protecting the son of Kim Jong-un's assassinated brother vows to rid (trunc)

    03/02/2019 9:23:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail UK and AFP ^ | 02 Mar 2019 | Miranda Aldersley
    Full Title: Shadowy group protecting the son of Kim Jong-un's assassinated brother vows to rid North Korea of the 'great evil' Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) declared itself the legitimate interim government In a statement on its website on Friday it vowed to fight Kim Jong Un's regime CCD say they are protecting Kim Han Sol, the son of murdered Kim Jong Nam A shadowy group believed to be protecting the son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's assassinated brother declared the formation of a 'legitimate interim government' on Friday. The Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) organisation, which offers to assist...
  • Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Defects To America, Suggests President Maduro Is A Dictator

    01/08/2019 8:44:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2019 | John Sexton
    If you’ve been following this story for the past year or so this won’t come as much of a shock. A Venezuela Supreme Court Justice named Christian Tyrone Zerpa has fled the country with his wife and children. Zerpa gave an interview to a news outlet in Florida and said he had remained silent about the legitimacy of the last presidential election out of concern for his family but says he can no longer continue to help President Maduro rule the country. From NPR: Zerpa met a reporter in Orlando and told the outlet, “I think the president, Nicolás...
  • North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy Jo Song-gil reportedly 'disappears' with his family

    01/03/2019 8:07:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/03/2019
    A North Korean diplomat who was until recently acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing after reports he was seeking asylum in the West. The diplomat, Jo Song-gil, disappeared with his wife and children after leaving the embassy without notice in early November, according to Kim Min-ki, a South Korean politician who was briefed by the National Intelligence Service. The Seoul-based JoongAng Ilbo newspaper, citing an unidentified diplomatic source, said Mr Jo, 48, had applied for asylum to an unspecified Western country and was in a "safe place" with his family under the protection of the Italian Government. But a...
  • Exclusive: Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States - U.S. officials

    08/10/2016 2:14:35 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 August 2016 8:51pm EDT | Phil Stewart and Yara Bayoumy
    [snip]The two U.S. officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the Turkish officer was working at the headquarters of NATO's Allied Command Transformation, located in Norfolk, Virginia. They did not name him or offer his rank. However, an official at Turkey's embassy in Washington said Turkish Navy Rear Admiral Mustafa Ugurlu had failed to report to authorities after Turkey issued a detention order for him last month. "On July 22, on that day he left his badges and his ID at the base and after that no one has heard anything from him," the official said, also...
  • North Korean soldier who defected to the South is found to have ANTHRAX antibodies [tr]

    12/26/2017 10:44:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2017 | Tariq Tahir and Sara Malm
    A North Korean soldier who defected to the South has been found to have anthrax antibodies in his bloodstream, local news reports. The unidentified soldier, believed to be the man who defected in November this year, would have been either exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax before he defected to South Korea. This comes after a report that North Korea is conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • Three North Koreans defect to South Korea, report says

    12/20/2017 7:24:29 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    foxnews ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Nicole Darrah
    Three North Koreans — a soldier and two others — defected to South Korea this week and the South has fired warning shots at Northern guards searching for its latest defector, according to a report out Wednesday. A “low-ranking” soldier who defected to the South was spotted in front of a guard post just after 8 a.m. Thursday after crossing through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the Joint Chiefs of Staff. No shots were fired as the soldier moved across country lines, and there was no unusual movement detected coming from North Korea, according to the...
  • N.K. apparently replaces all border security guards after soldier's defection: source [N. Korea]

    11/23/2017 3:12:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/11/23
    N.K. apparently replaces all border security guards after soldier's defection: source 2017/11/23 17:29 SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is believed to have replaced all border security guards following a North Korean soldier's recent defection to the South via a jointly controlled area at the tense border, an intelligence source said Thursday. A North Korean soldier was shot and wounded by his fellows Nov. 13 when he sought to cross the heavily guarded inter-Korean border to defect. The replacement seems to be a response to their failure to deter his escape. "Signs were detected that North Korea has replaced...
  • UNC Releases Footage of North Korean Defector (Defection of a North Korean Soldier on Nov. 13, 2017)

    11/21/2017 9:41:15 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 21, 2017
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRTdVgc00H0
  • North Korean Soldier Shot by Own Troops as He Defects to the South

    11/13/2017 10:00:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/12/2017 | By CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean troops fired on a fellow soldier who was defecting to South Korea on Monday across the heavily armed border dividing the countries, South Korean officials said, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program. The soldier was shot but succeeded in reaching the South, its military said in a statement. The North Korean soldier defected through Panmunjom, a village that straddles the border between the two Koreas. Alerted by gunshots, South Korean guards found the North Korean soldier about 55 yards south of the border line that bisects Panmunjom. He was taken to...
  • German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Koreans"

    05/07/2003 5:02:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 326+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo ^ | 2003/05/06 | Kim Jong-An
    /start my translation German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Korean Figures" Norbert Vollertsen(age 45: a doctor), a German human right activist, who has been actively helping N. Korean escapees confirmed on 6th (of May, 2003) that 20 high ranking N. Korean figures, including a N. Korean nuclear physicist Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, did defect and that some of them are now staying in Washington D.C., U.S.A.. However, he refused to confirm whether Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, known as the father of N. Korean nuclear development, himself is staying in Washington D.C.. Mr. Vollertsen is...
  • A N. Korean Diplomat Found Dead in Shenyang (Disappeared since Oct.)

    11/12/2009 8:32:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 564+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/13/09 | Choi Yushik
    /begin my translation A N. Korean Diplomat Found Dead in Shenyang (Disappeared since Oct.) Choi Yushik in Beijing 2009/11/13 Authorities looking into various possibilities A consul at N. Korean Consulate in Shenyang, China, was recently found dead in the city, raising tension among the diplomatic circles in China. A source on N. Korea in Beijing said on Nov. 12, "A consul in charge of economic affairs at N. Korean Consulate in Shenyang was found dead on Oct. 30. Chinese authorities are investigating." The consul went missing in early October, which prompted rumors. One version said he may have escaped to...
  • [N. Korea]Gov't to give upwards to 1 bln won to defectors with N.K. secrets

    03/04/2017 7:01:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/05
    Gov't to give upwards to 1 bln won to defectors with N.K. secrets 2017/03/05 SEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korean defectors who have classified information about the reclusive country will receive up to 1 billion won (US$860,000) in reward money, the government said Sunday. The amount represents a four-fold increase from the 250 million won maximum amount offered at present, and is designed to get more North Korean elites to switch sides. It is also the first time in 20 years that Seoul has moved to increase the reward money given to defectors with useful, high-grade information. The Ministry...