Early repatriation of unconverted long-term prisoners urged

Pyongyang, November 30 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Korean Religious Believers Council in a statement yesterday condemned the South Korean authorities for refusing to repatriate the unconverted long-term prisoners to the north.

Though the central committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society on November 3 urged the repatriation of all the unconverted long-term prisoners to the north, where their families and relatives are waiting for them, before the end of the year, the South Korean Red Cross answered irrelevantly, saying “the north should accept the proposal for talks”, he noted, and went on:

This proves that the South Korean red cross is following the wrong attitude of the South Korean authorities who are using the issue of the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners for a political bargaining in a bid to block its solution.

The South Korean authorities should no longer use this issue for a political bargaining but respond without delay to our just proposal for their repatriation before the end of the year.

The statement expressed the belief that all religious organizations, priests and believers in South Korea would make positive efforts to help the miserable unconverted long-term prisoners reunite with their families and relatives without delay.

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