South Korea’s Ministry of Unification last week revoked the licences of two defector-led organisations involved in flying propaganda leaflets across the border. Photo: EPA
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification last week revoked the licences of two defector-led organisations involved in flying propaganda leaflets across the border. Photo: EPA

North Korea rights activists see oppression in Seoul’s audit plans after leaflets controversy

  • South Korea is looking into 25 non-profits focused on abuses in the hermit kingdom after cracking down on two that flew anti-Kim-regime leaflets across the border
  • The NGOs feel the government is trying to muzzle criticism of Pyongyang for the sake of reconciliation, but others say their work undermines peace efforts

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification last week revoked the licences of two defector-led organisations involved in flying propaganda leaflets across the border. Photo: EPA
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification last week revoked the licences of two defector-led organisations involved in flying propaganda leaflets across the border. Photo: EPA
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