Activists send more leaflets to North Korea despite police surveillance

Seoul, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- A group of activists has managed to send to North Korea a new batch of pamphlets with information against the Kim Jong-un regime from the South despite the police surveillance implemented by Seoul to prevent it at a time. of renewed tension with Pyongyang.

“We sent the pamphlets between 23.00 and midnight on Monday (between 14.00 and 15.00 GMT on Monday) from (the border town) of Paju,” Park Sang-hak, NGO Fighters for a Free Korea’s highest official, explained in a statement sent to the media.

South Korean police are trying to confirm the reports, while a spokesman for the Unification Ministry in Seoul stressed that these shipments “must stop to improve inter-Korean relations,” local Yonhap news agency reported.

According to Park, six members of the group sent half a million lampoons using about 20 helium balloons from a very dark area to avoid being detected by the police, as a short video also shared by the NGO shows.

In addition to the pamphlets, SD memories containing foreign films or series and $2,000 in dollar bills were included.

The banknotes are wrapped with the lampoons and used as a claim for North Koreans to look for and read, since a single dollar allows several kilos of rice to be purchased on the black market.

The operation took place despite the fact that the South Korean authorities had deployed police surveillance devices around the western flank of the border to prevent new releases of balloons, an activity that has unleashed the Pyongyang fury since the beginning of the month.

The regime’s anger has since led North Korea to cut communication with the South, destroy an inter-Korean liaison building and remilitarize the border, which now places relations between the two neighbors, technically still at war, in their worst moment since 2017.

In fact, Pyongyang has announced that it will soon send 12 million leaflets to the South expressing contempt for the government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

In an interview with EFE and other media hours before the shipment of these balloons, Park assured that, despite Seoul’s attempts to prevent it, he would continue to send these messages printed in polyethylene, a material that resists the elements better. than paper.

The pamphlets denounce, among other things, the murder in Malaysia in 2017 and by the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-nam, the leader’s half-brother, information to which an average North Korean has no access. EFE-EPA


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