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
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

Topic |   Korean peninsula
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
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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