Considering North Korea's alleged involvement in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, North Korea's rightful leader in the eyes of some, his son would have good reason to go into hiding. That's precisely what he's done, according to Cheollima Civil Defense. In a statement Wednesday, the group which claims to help North Koreans defect says it rescued Kim's second wife, son, and daughter—who were believed to be living with Kim in Macau—days after his death on Feb. 13 and have relocated the family to a safe location with help from various governments, including the US and China, report USA Today and Reuters. The group also released a video of a man believed to be Kim's son, 21-year-old Kim Han Sol.
"My father has been killed two days ago. I'm currently with my mother and my sister and we're very grateful," says the man, who bears a resemblance to the elder Kim and is seen holding a North Korean passport issued to government officials, per Reuters. "We hope this gets better soon." South Korea's National Intelligence Service says the man is indeed Kim Han Sol, who last appeared publicly in a 2012 TV interview, reports the BBC. In the interview, he said he "always dreamed that one day I would go back and make things better and make it easier for the people" of North Korea. The CCD's statement noted it would not speak further "on this particular matter, and the present whereabouts of this family will not be addressed."