mardi 21 juin 2011

Cuba & North Korea: Political Kidnappings in communist countries!

The Kidnapping of Juan M. Fangio by Fidel Castro!

On Sunday, February 26, 1958, the Argentine racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio, five times World Champion Rally is spirited discussions with Stirling Moss, his mechanic and manager.
It is removed at the entrance to the Lincoln Hotel in Havana by a member of Fidel Castro Guerrillas.
This incredible collection is one of the newspapers in Paris, London, Rome, Mexico and especially in Buenos Aires.
The objective was to prevent the abduction Fangio to attend the rally, intended to improve the public image of the government of dictator Fulgencio Batista Zaldivar in power in Cuba since 1933.
He was released the next day smooth, once the rally ended.
The rally was marked by a pile-fatal Fangio said later: "This event may have saved my life."
Aged 47, he decided to finalize his brilliant career. Born June 24, 1911 in Balcarce, he died July 17, 1995 in Buenos Aires.

Kidnapped to make films by Kim Jong Il!

Shin Sang-Ok, South Korean filmmaker (1926-2006) is a director of films. After studying at the School of the Arts of Tokyo from 1941 to 1944, he returned to Korea and running in 1952, "The Evil Night", his first film.
         He created a production company, the Shin Film Company, which in the 1960s - the golden age of Korean cinema - employed over 300 people and produced 25 films a year.
On January 14, 1978, his favorite actress Choi Eun-Hee (1926), South Korea as he is removed during a visit to Hong Kong by North Korean secret agents.
Choi Eun-Hee has played numerous roles of a film the other showing the different facets of women in the Land of Morning Calm: student, prostitute, or a widow.
On July 19, 1978, Shin Sang-Ok is itself removed by order of the future dictator Korean Kim Yong-Il in Pyongyang and returned to make films of Communist propaganda.
Its removal makes a lot of noise. It is believed he was murdered by CIA agents in South Korea. Others claim that he went to North Korea of ​​its own accord out of sympathy for the communist regime.
In fact, after an escape attempt, an amnesty, a house arrest, a new escape attempt and five years in prison, he was finally released in 1983, meeting definitely Choi Eun-Hee and authorized to create the Shin Film production house in Pyongyang.
In 1984 the government of South Korea officially announced the kidnapping, not least officially refuted by Shin Sang-Ok, during a trip to Eastern Europe, during celebrations in honor of the dictator Kim Il-Sung.
In February 1986, Shin Sang-Ok and Choi Eun-Hee leave Pyongyang for the festival in Berlin, Budapest and Vienna and then ... and the U.S. Embassy in Austria where they get a U.S. visa.
On May 23, 1989, after three years of supervised living in the United States of America, they return to South Korea.

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