Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) — The South Korean authorities should drop its wrong stand maintained so far as regards the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners and take a decisive measure to unconditionally repatriate them before the end of the year, stated the DPRK committee of measures for the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners in South Korea in its statement issued today.
The statement said:
On November 3, the chairman of the central committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society sent a letter containing the proposal to realize their repatriation before the end of the year to the president of the South Korean Red Cross, but there has been no reply to this till today. This is a disregard and defiance of the desire of our nation and proves that the South Korean authorities have neither humanitarianism and national conscience nor moral sense.
The repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners including Kim In So, Ham Se Hwan, Kim Yong Thae, which has drawn attention not only from the whole nation but from the international community, has not been realized till now and is facing greater difficulties as days go by. This is entirely because of the South Korean authorities who have blocked their repatriation under an unreasonable pretext.
We will watch the future attitude of the South Korean authorities, the statement stressed.
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