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Abrogation of SL Demanded in S. Korea
Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- Elder reverends of religious organizations of south Korea including the Peace and Justice Committee of the Council of Christian Churches and the Human Rights Center of Churches held a press conference at the Christian Hall in Jongro of Seoul on Feb. 21 calling for the abrogation of the "security law" (SL) which violates the religious belief and freedom of conscience.

At the press conference, the speakers said that the fascist law has become more draconic under the Lee Myung Bak regime though it should have been already repealed.

The SL itself dampens the desire of the people to live in a genuine and upright manner, they charged, adding:

The damage done by the law has reached an extreme phase as evidenced by the facts that the reverends were judged and arrested though they devoted themselves to peace and the country's reunification and even their houses were searched.

No evil law can arrest the struggle for the freedom of religious belief and conscience and social democracy, they noted, strongly demanding the abrogation of the SL.

They declared they would make joint efforts for the repeal of the law and the release of the prisoners of conscience in solidarity with the organizations all out in actions for the repeal of the SL.

A statement was issued at the conference.

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