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Anti-Dictatorship Struggle Recognized as Movement for Democratization in S. Korea

Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) — The south Korean “inquiry committee for the reinstatement of those related to the pro-democracy movement and compensation to them” reportedly made a decision on Mar. 14 to recognize the actions against dictatorship staged by the members of the “National Liberation Movement of south Korea (Namminjon)” as a just movement for democratization.

In September 1979, military dictator Park Chung Hee fabricated the “case of Namminjon” by labeling it an “anti-state organization” and a “spy ring linked with the north” and punished its members on charges of violation of the ill-famed “Security Law”.
Contending that the “case of Namminjon” was part of the democratization movement waged against the dictatorial rule of the Yusin system”, the committee disclosed the injustice of the judgment of guilty meted out by the Park’s military fascist regime to them at that time.

The committee said on the basis of the text of the then court decision and materials related to the case, it can judge they joined the Namminjon to conduct activities against “Yusin” in protest against dictator Park who destroyed the fundamental democratic order and infringed upon the basic rights of the people after wresting power through a military coup.

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