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A History Question
Lee Sung Yup, Kim Il Sung's minister of justice, was executed for treason in
1953. One of the charges against him was that he was an American spy, which
Western historians believe outlandish. However, a recent research by a South
Korean historian shows otherwise.
Lee embraced communism in the 1930s, but after serving some time in a
Japanese prison, he recanted communism and became an ardent supporter of
Hirohito. In 1945, he reverted to communism again and was arrested by the
Lee was persuaded by Lt. Leonard Bertsch and Harold Noble, both working for
Hodge at the time (1946). Lee reported communist activities to the US CIC
(Donald Nichols, who states that he had planted moles in the communist
leadership, presumably referring to Lee and others). The military ran a
spy organization code-named CIGK.
Lee went north after the last partisans leaders were arrested in 1948 (49?),
where he managed (destroyed) Kim Il Sung's activities in South. In 1950,
Lee sent two couriers with Kim's war plan, but they were arrested in Moscow.
Any info on the above?