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Suppression of Patriotic Student under Fire in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) — The south Korean Federation of University Student Councils (Hanchongryon) reportedly issued a statement on July 21 denouncing the security authorities’ suppression of a patriotic student.

Recalling that Hwang Kwang Min was walked away by the “security investigation corps” some days ago for the mere reason that he took the lead in the struggle for independence, democracy and reunification as chairman of the Kwangju and South Jolla Provincial Federation of University Student Councils under Hanchongryon in the past, the statement said:

He had been on a want list and subject to persecution little short of a prison life for six years on the charge of the violation of the “National Security Law” for acting as deputy to Hanchongryon.

Though six years have passed since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration, the movement of youth and students for reunification has been brutally suppressed on the strength of the “NSL.”

The crackdown upon their movement through the invocation of the “NSL” is a deliberate act of the security authorities to crack down on the student movement in a bid to dampen the spirit of the youth and students who have taken the lead in the struggle for the implementation of the joint declaration.

The statement demanded the “government” repeal the “NSL” at once and the security authorities stop at once the suppression of the youth and student movement.

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