calendar>>October 4. 2008 Juche 97
Authorities' Repression under Fire in S. Korea
Pyongyang, October 3 (KCNA) -- Opposition parties of south Korea have protested against the puppet authorities' crackdown on the Solidarity for Implementing the South-North Joint Declaration.

The Democratic Labor Party called a meeting of its executive chairmen on Sept. 29 to denounce the seizure, search and arrest campaign conducted by the puppet intelligence service and police against the Solidarity.

The recent smear campaign is a continuation of the crackdown on the candlelight actions, the DLP pointed out, declaring that it would form a measure committee against the Lee Myung Bak "government's" suppression of the candlelight actions and crackdown under the pretext of "security" and vigorously cope with such smear campaign. It also stated that it would promptly make up a group for probing the truth behind the repression of the Solidarity and thoroughly probe about the retaliatory investigation and abuse of the "National Security Law".

The Democratic Party of south Korea asserted that the crackdown on the Solidarity conducted across south Korea revealed the Lee Myung Bak "government's" intention to pursue the threatening policy toward people as the past military dictatorial regimes did.

The authorities are repressing even the reunification movement of civic and public organizations to maintain their regime, it noted, saying that the suppression of leading members of the Solidarity on charges of "violation of the NSL" would possibly further aggravate the south-north relations.

It urged the authorities to immediately disband the "combined investigation team" targeting against opposition parties and civic and public organizations.

Charging that unreasonable suppression is going on under the pretext of security in the wake of the crackdown on the Socialist Workers' Federation, the New Progressive Party of south Korea declared that it would take the lead in the struggle to get the NSL, an evil law of the times, abrogated.

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