Missing Dutchman in N. Korean newspaper

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The state-owned North Korean newspaper Pyongyang Times carries an interview with missing Dutch stamp trader Willem van der Bijl. The Dutchman expresses approval of the elections held in late July and there is a photograph of him. Nothing is said, however, about the fact that has not been heard of for three weeks.

His business partner, who raised the alarm when Van der Bijl failed to catch their flight back home, does not believe the newspaper report is a sign of life.

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