A mysterious anti-Pyeongyang group which claimed responsibility for last month's raid on the North Korean Embassy in Spain has unveiled itself,... vowing to bring down Kim Jong-un and his regime.
But what do we know about the group now it's outed itself?
Lee Seung-jae reports.
On Tuesday,... an anti-Pyeongyang group which calls itself 'Free Joseon' claimed it carried out the February 22nd break-in at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid,... adding it had shared some of the information obtained from the embassy with the FBI.
In a statement posted on its website on Thursday,... it said together with its (quote)" revolutionary comrades" inside North Korea,... that it was going to "rock the Kim Jong-un regime down to its roots with action".
But the big question is.... who are they?
Previously known as the Cheollima Civil Defense,... the group is widely reported to be protecting Kim Han-sol, the son of Kim Jong-nam,... the assassinated half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
I am Kim Han-sol, a North Korean. I am also a member of the Kim Il-sung family.
Free Joseon also revealed its members consist of people both in and outside North Korea,... and it's committed to ending the Kim family's hereditary succession.
But who leads this mysterious group?
Reports say it may be Adrian Hong Chang,.. a U.S.-based human rights activist long involved in North Korea-related issues.
Although Hong is a U.S. resident,... he's reported to be a Mexican passport holder.
Sources say Hong's Mexican passport allows him to freely travel to China,... where he helps North Korean defectors make their way through China.
He is also the co-founder of Liberty in North Korea,... but the current CEO of the civil rights group says he has had no involvement with the organization for over ten years.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.