Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) — Kim So Ja, chairwoman of the Union of Korean Democratic Women in Japan, on Aug. 16 released a press statement titled “The south Korean authorities should stop suppressing the reunification movement organizations at once.”
She said that it was the unanimous aspiration and will of all Koreans to hold functions common to the nation on the occasion of the August 15 liberation day in the basic spirit of the June 15 joint declaration. The south Korean authorities, however, disallowed the participation of the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country’s Reunification and the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country’s Reunification, the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils and other patriotic organizations in the August 15 functions for reunification, she noted, and continued:.
We strongly demand the south Korean authorities immediately stop suppressing those reunification movement organizations, repent of their criminal acts of laying obstacles in the way of the nationwide advance towards reunification and apologize for them.
We will make redoubled efforts to make 2005, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the country and the fifth anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint declaration, a year of independent reunification.
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