The US Government has said that it could not verify the claims of Kim Jong Un’s government about Travis King, a US soldier.
Travis King is now in the custody of the North Korean People’s Army, and he is under investigation
Travis King, the US trooper who traversed into North Korea last month, wanted refuge from inhuman maltreatment and racial discrimination within the US Military, said the North Korean authorities.
This is the first time that the North Korean government has publicly announced the presence of Travis King in their country. Travis King is a 23-year-old private US soldier who crossed into North Korea from South Korea on July 18. The state media declared that Travis King had admitted to crossing illegally into North Korea to seek refuge.
Travis King expressed his willingness to seek refuge in North Korea or a third country, saying that he was disillusioned at the unequal American community.
The US government says that it cannot verify the claims by the North Korean authorities, and the government is working to secure the release of Travis King using all available means
Who is Travis King?
Private Travis King is a surveillance specialist who joined the IS military in 2021. Travis King served as a cavalry scout with the Korean Rotational Force.
Private Travis King crossed into North Korea because he was being held in South Korea on assault charges. Travis King’s decision to cross into North Korea of his own free will to escape disciplinary action.