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S. Korean Security Authorities Accused of Suppressing Reunification Movement
Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- An Yong Min, chief editor of the south Korean magazine Minjok 21, on July 15 posted on an internet newspaper an article accusing the security authorities of cracking down on the reunification movement.

On July 6 the fascist security forces searched the house of his father who was a professor at Kyongbuk National University and his house with detectors, he said in the article.

The authorities took such action on charges that his father and he got in touch with those concerned of Chongryon (the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) and acted at their instructions and drew people into the organization, he noted.

Recalling that they legally visited the north and met with those concerned of Chongryon as part of their contacts during the preceding regime, he queried if this can be a crime. If things are dealt with like this, all the organizations and officials who participated in the inter-Korean exchange after the publication of the June 15 joint declaration should be criminals, he deplored.

It is an anachronistic conception that anyone coming in touch with the north and exchanging views with it is tantamount to a breach of the clause banning meeting, communicating with the north and getting instructions from it and the progressive movement of the south side hinges on the political operation of the north. Anyone cannot but fall victim to the "National Security Law" as long as this conception of the security organ remains unchanged. This is the present reality of south Korea, he added.

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