Nov. 3 (UPI) — South Korea’s army says it can’t declassify alleged video and audio proof of the loss of life of a South Korean man in North Korean territory, a call being met with robust opposition from the sufferer’s household.

Lee Rae-jin, the older brother of the 47-year-old South Korean fisheries ministry officer, stated Tuesday his authorities needs to hide operational failure that culminated within the loss of life of his brother on Sept. 22, Yonhap reported Tuesday.

“The protection ministry has no intention of sharing the knowledge,” Lee advised reporters following the choice. “They’re attempting to cowl up the failure of the maritime border operation.”

The proof at challenge consists of audio recordings of North Korean army personnel on the time of the incident. The South Korean army allegedly made the recordings by intercepting the North’s radio communications and eavesdropping on conversations. The audio was taped between 3:30 p.m. and 10:51 p.m. on Sept. 22, the day of the incident, based on Yonhap.

Lee can be in search of the declassification of a 40-minute video clip of what might have been the execution and burning of the sufferer on North Korean territory. Pictures of burning are believed to point out what occurred, the report says.

Lee’s lawyer Kim Ki-yun stated Tuesday the army is declining to share the intelligence, citing considerations about nationwide safety and the U.S.-South Korea alliance.

Kim stated the protection ministry could be prepared to assessment a request from the United Nations, if the U.N. investigators ask for the intelligence.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un apologized for the slaying, and will have ordered an investigation of the taking pictures loss of life, Seoul’s spy company stated Tuesday.

North Korea might have additionally diminished communication on its networks due to South Korean interception and public consciousness of its radio communications, the nationwide intelligence service stated, based on Seoul Pyongyang Information.