Repatriation of unconverted long-term prisoners called for

Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) — World public is lifting up its voices pushing for the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners.

The Nepal-Korea Friendship Association in its statement November 23 noted that it was a grave infringement upon human rights that the South Korean authorities have not yet repatriated the unconverted long-term prisoners to their hometowns in the northern half of Korea.

The statement strongly demanded the South Korean authorities repatriate the ailing prisoners to their hometowns so that they may be attended by their kin in order to put a period to harsh infringement upon human rights, promote the reconciliation between the north and south of Korea and contribute to the cause of peace on the Korean peninsula.

Ali Aksad, general secretary of the Bangladesh Peace Council, in a statement issued on November 22 expressed support for the letter of the chairman of the central committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society which called for letting the unconverted long-term prisoners reunite with their families without delay.

He strongly urged the South Korean authorities to repatriate the unconverted long-term prisoners to their hometowns from a humanitarian stand in response to the DPRK’s call.

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