Asylum at Last!

  • Kisam Kim
  • Donald Kirk


On December 11, 2011, Kim Ki-sam, a former junior intelligence officer of the Republic of Korea, finally ended his long-lasting battle against the prosecutor of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. That was the day Judge Charles M. Honeyman, sitting in the immigration court of the US Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review in Philadelphia, issued his final ruling granting political asylum to Ki-sam along with his wife and two teenaged children. Kim’s family had applied for asylum in December 2003 after Kim had revealed the manipulations and machinations preceding the June 2000 North-South Korea Summit (hereafter “June 2000 Summit” or “Summit”) and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the South Korean president, Kim Dae-jung (DJ), in December 2000.


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    Kim Ki-sam, Kim Dae-junggwa Daehanminkukeul Malhanda (My Testimony on Kim Dae Jung and the Republic of Korea) (Seoul: Bibong Publishing Co., 2010), 22.Google Scholar

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