(AP) — State Department officials have taken great pains to keep three former North Korean detainees sequestered as they are flown back to the mainland United States.
The three men, along with medical personnel, including a psychiatrist, were cloistered in the middle of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s plane in a small section of 12 seats that was cordoned off by curtains on both ends.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
State Department officials refused to discuss anything but the most basic details of their conditions, citing privacy concerns.READ MORE: EDD Fraud: Feds Indict 2 In State Prison Scam To Rip Off EDD Benefits
The three Korean-Americans — Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim — will be greeted by President Donald Trump when they arrive early Thursday at the Washington-area Joint Base Andrews. They were released Wednesday by North Korea.MORE NEWS: Bay Area COVID-19 Roundup: San Francisco, Santa Clara, Napa Counties In The Red; Indoor Dining Resumes; Newsom Visits Reopened Palo Alto School
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