Hanchongryon Chairman Urges National Assembly to Repeal Security Law

Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) — Paek Jong Ho, chairman of the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils (Hanchongryon), on Aug. 25 made public a statement supporting the recommendation of the south Korean Human Rights Committee on the total abolition of the Security Law (SL), according to a news report.

The statement said the recommendation of the Human Rights Committee was as good as a death sentence on the SL, which has already lost the meaning of existence, recalling that over 100 assemblymen recently had agreed upon the complete abolition of the SL.

The statement went on:

Remaining deaf to the growing voices from all quarters demanding its repeal, the Grand National Party of south Korea is persisting on the maintenance of the SL, a law against democracy, human rights and reunification, vociferating about the “defense of the nature of the system.”

The people will never be taken in by the ruse of the GNP.

If the 17th National Assembly failed to scrap the SL, it would face a tougher resistance of the people. It should tear up the SL at the earliest date possible and choose to carry out democratic reforms.

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