While the New York Philharmonic fiddled in their cultural breakthrough concert in North Korea, heralding, as its supporters claimed, a new openness, a chance for dialogue, in other parts of that isolated land
North Korea has executed 22 fishermen who strayed out of the country's waters by mistake, it was claimed yesterday.
The group were apparently gunned down once they returned to the Stalinist state. (snip)
It was another alleged incident supporting claims that North Korea has a "no tolerance" policy against anyone suspected of trying to leave the country - even in error.
Dialogue that conductor Lorin Maazel.