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S. Korean Supreme Court Declares Executed Party Leader Not Guilty

Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) — The south Korean supreme court declared Jo Pong Am, former head of the Progressive Party in south Korea, not guilty in a retrial on Jan. 20, according to south Korean MBC.

He was punished with death on the false charge of “rebellion and spying” 52 years ago.
The retrial proved the illegal investigation of him conducted by the army secret service agency which had no right to inquiry at that time.
The then dictator Syngman Rhee, much upset by the growing public support for him who stood for peaceful reunification, executed him as a “spy” in July, 1959.

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