Pyongyang, March 14 (KCNA) — The Joint Measure Committee for the Abolition of the National Security Law, Defence of Academic Freedom and Opposition to Persecution of Prof. Kang Jong Gu involving 130 civic and social organizations of south Korea called a news conference in front of the building of the Seoul Central District Court on Mar. 10.
Recalling that Kang Jong Gu, professor of Dongguk University, was brought to trial on the charge of violation of the gNational Security Lawh for the mere reason that he had made public in a peaceful manner the results of his researches as dictated by his conscience as a scholar, the committee said this ran counter to the international convention on human rights and the basic principles of democracy.
It demanded the judicial authorities immediately stop the trial.
The press release made public at the end of the news conference noted that south Korea was now shamefully stigmatized as a backward society in human rights and society of human rights abuses internationally owing to the conservative forces and demanded the authorities abolish the NSL, ensure academic freedom and stop the persecution of the professor.
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