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Pro-reunification Personages Sentenced to Penal Servitude in S. Korea
Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- The Pusan District Court of south Korea sentenced to prison terms the secretary general and former executive chairman of the Pusan Headquarters of the South Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration on charge of the violation of the "Security Law" on Feb 14.

The authorities have persistently cracked down upon leading members of the organization after labeling the legitimate movement for reunification waged by the above-said headquarters for last several years as "enemy-benefiting actions".

The above-said court took this action this time, claiming that it is dangerous for the organization to have literature containing the north's assertions.

Progressive civic and social organizations in the area of Pusan strongly rebuffed the unreasonable ruling of the fascist authorities as an undisguised denial of the June 15 joint declaration and the moves to stamp out the progressive forces.

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