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Jan. 19, 2015 | Press Releases

HRF: Balloon Launches Into North Korea Will Proceed Despite Death Threats

SEOUL (January 19, 2015)—The North Korean government is once again issuing threats against activists who are sending information into the hermit kingdom. Earlier this month, activists launched 20 balloons carrying 600,000 leaflets from the South Korean border town of Daegwangri. The North Korean government responded by calling the activists “human scum,” and demanded that South Korea stop the distribution of the leaflets or risk the end of "dialogue." The Kim regime specifically threatened Park Sang Hak, a Seoul-based defector and partner of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), saying that he would "pay for his crimes in blood" if he sent copies of the film “The Interview” into the North.

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