South Koreans send anti-regime leaflets to North in balloonsDecember 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets to the North, protesting the succession of power in the communist country, the Yonhap news agency reported.
Pyongyang is seeking to transfer power to Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of late leader Kim Jong-il.
About 50 members of a committee representing 37 human rights groups for North Korean defectors launched 10 balloons Wednesday, carrying anti-North Korean leaflets from Imjingak, near the inter-Korean border.
The leaflets criticised the hereditary succession of power in the communist country.
“We will not sit idle while witnessing North Koreans suffer from oppression and hunger under autocratic leadership,” said Park Sang-hak, an official with the committee, which was formed after Kim’s death.
“We call on the South Korean government as well as the international community to support 2,300 North Koreans who struggle to walk out of the yoke of slavery by the Kim dynasty and to regain their freedom and human rights.”
Kim Jong-il inherited the country’s leadership from his father Kim Il-sung in 1994. Kim Il-sung was known as the “Eternal President” and Kim Jong-il as “Dear Leader”. Kim Jong-un has been designated the “Great Successor” in the country.
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