This guy's reasons for doing this are, to me, totally bizarre. He says he wanted to be arrested in North Korea, so he got in through China by climbing two fences before he was arrested and taken into holding.
You can see the whole CNN interview with 21 year old Joo Won-moon here (embed is disabled; sorry). Here's a great quote from Joo:
"I thought that by my entrance — illegally, I acknoweldge — but I thought that some great event could happen and hopefully that event could have a good effect on the relations between north and south."
That quote for me is the most telling of everything he says--mostly because he then says that he has no idea what kind of event he was hoping would happen. He is South Korean, but went to high school and college in the United States. He keeps saying that he is staying in good conditions.
So why did he really do this?
- Is he just a stupid kid who was hoping for some fame by doing this?
- Or did he really think it was going to cause some change (which I doubt, because he clearly didn't think this out very well)?
- Or, is there something else going on?
I'd love to get inside his mind and figure it out. Because as of now, he has had no help besides this interview, and doesn't even know what (if anything) he will be charged with.