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NL Citizen Missing in DPRK

Storefront of Willem van der Bijl's shop on Zandelstraat in Utrecht, NL. (Photo: Winkenelsvinden.nl)

A Dutch citizen is missing in the DPRK.  Willem van der Bijl, who owns a Utrecht shop that sells stamps and coins, has not communicated with his family in nearly three (3) weeks.  His mobile ‘phone was confiscated, as is routine, upon his entry into the country.  Mr. van der Bijl developed several business contacts in the DPRK and traveled there on multiple occasions to purchase posters and stamps to sell in his shop.  According to Radio Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Ministry “is aware of the situation,” but at present, “can do little given the closed nature of stalinist North Korea.”

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