South Koreans watch a television news showing a video footage of a man who claims he is Kim Han Sol, a nephew of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on March 8, 2017.
The 40-second clip purports to be a message from Kim Han-sol, 21, and has been posted on YouTube by a previously unknown group calling itself Cheollima Civil Defence. "I'm now with my mother and my sister.we hope that this (situation) gets better soon". "We are very grateful to." he says, before the audio cuts off and his mouth movements are blacked out.
Now, with his father gone, some believe that Kim Han-sol, who belongs to the "Baekdu hyeoltong" - North Korea's ruling family bloodline - may be a contender for the throne.
The group said on its website that it responded to an "emergency request" last month by three members of Kim Jong Nam's family and relocated them to safety.
South Korean sources have also apparently confirmed that it is Kim Han-sol in the video.
Kim Han-sol, 22, was born in Pyongyang, but has been mostly living and receiving an education in foreign countries, including France.
"We would like to express our gratitude to the government of the Netherlands, the Chinese government, the United States government and an anonymous government for supporting the evacuation of a family in an emergency", it said.
It is not clear who is behind the group, which says it can help high-level North Koreans escape the isolated country and hides its digital footprint.
A man claiming to be the son of Kim Jong Un's murdered half-brother has shared a video from hiding.
Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on February 13 by a highly toxic nerve agent in what USA and South Korean officials have described as an assassination organized by North Korean agents.
We can not but question what really forced North Korea to kill Kim Jong-nam through toxic chemicals the worldwide society strictly bans.
Kim is talking about the recent assassination of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, allegedly on Pyongyang's orders.
Officials in Malaysia want to question several North Korean suspects in the case. "We have already helped many North Korean people, at no price".
Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times.
On Tuesday, Malaysia barred all North Koreans in the country, including diplomats and embassy workers, from leaving.
Malaysia has yet to formally identify the dead man as Kim Jong-nam or release the body, with police saying they are waiting for the next-of-kin to come forward and provide a DNA sample.