Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) — On June 28, the Japanese customs authorities ransacked the belongings of the students of Kobe Korean High School under the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) who returned after visiting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, their homeland, and seized the souvenirs from their families and relatives in the homeland and sportswear emblazoned with letter “Korea” and the national flag of the DPRK and necessities.
Rodong Sinmun charges in a commentary Thursday that the reckless act is a revelation of hysteric fit of those displeased with having found themselves isolated, marginalized by the powerful trend of peace in the Korean peninsula and the world and an unpardonable violation of Japan-resident Koreans’ rights as well as humanitarianism and international law.
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The Japanese reactionaries’ vicious political persecution, discrimination and suppression against Koreans in Japan and their children for the mere reason that they are Koreans can never flee from the curse and denunciation by the entire Korean nation and international community.
Those who incite hostility against Chongryon for a sinister purpose and commit politically-motivated state-sponsored terrorism will face a merciless punishment.
The Japanese reactionaries’ mean political terrorism and persistent persecution against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan, which are going from bad to worse with each passing day, are touching off the Korean people’s bitterer hatred for Japan, the sworn enemy, while hardening their will for merciless retaliation.
The DPRK will never pardon the recent thrice-cursed fascist unethical violence against the children of Koreans in Japan.
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