A Canadian security consultant who was interrogated for two and a half days in North Korea says he spoke at length with a prisoner in a neighboring cell who identified himself as 58-year-old Tony Kim, the American professor recently imprisoned by the rogue regime of dictator Kim Jong Un.
James Leigh, a businessman said to have global contacts in the intelligence community, tells Newsmax that he traveled to North Korea at the invitation of one of North Korea's military leaders to attend its Military Foundation Day on April 25.
But when Leigh arrived at the airport in Pyongyang on April 22, he was searched, detained, and interrogated for several days, before finally being allowed to continue his journey.
While imprisoned, Leigh says he spoke through paper-thin walls to another detainee who was being beaten and interrogated in an adjoining room. That prisoner identified himself as Prof. Tony Kim.
The North Korean government confirmed on Wednesday that Prof. Kim has been arrested and charged with "acts of hostility" and trying to undermine Kim Jong Un's Hermit Kingdom. He was a visiting professor of accounting at North Korea's University of Science and Technology.