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Stop to Police Search for Political Offenders Urged in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) — Twenty-seven civic and public organizations in south Korea, including the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country’s Reunification (Pomminryon), the Bar Association for a Democratic Society and the Group of People Demanding Halt to Police Search for Political Offenders Related to the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils (Hanchongryon), reportedly held a press conference in Seoul on July 21 to urge a total stop to the police search for political offenders and the release of all prisoners of conscience.

Disclosing the unjust nature of the “National Security Law,” Ri Jong Rin, honorary chairman of the South Headquarters of Pomminryon, asserted that the evil law should be abolished in the June 15 era of reunification as it has been used to arrest the personages keeping their conscience and striving for the reunification of the divided country.

Jang Kyong Uk, secretary general of the Bar Association for a Democratic Society, contended that the government should solve the issues of the prisoners of conscience and the wanted persons of Hanchongryon on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the country’s liberation.

A press release published at the conference said the government should not set such unnecessary preconditions as demanding the ideological conversion and reflection from those patriots in return for a stop to the police search for political offenders.

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