Video from father may have compelled North Korea defector to change story

January 19, 2015 9:28 AM

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Video from father may have compelled North Korea defector to change story

SYDNEY/SEOUL (Reuters) - A video message from his father, who he thought was dead, may have led to a prominent North Korean defector recanting parts of the dramatic story of his escape from a prison camp, the head of a U.N. inquiry on the state's human rights abuses said.

Shin Dong-hyuk has said he was tormented to see his father alive and speaking in the video released by the North in October.

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