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S. Korean Authorities' Crackdown on Progressive Reform Forces Slammed
Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities recently sentenced to heavy penalties those related to the "Wangjaesan case" after rounding off investigation into it. They have dragged on the case since last year. They arrested Ri Chang Gi, publisher of Jaju Minbo, charging that he carried an article supporting the Songun politics of the DPRK in violation of the "Security Law".

Minju Joson Monday says in a bylined commentary in this regard:

This is a sign of possible massive suppression of the progressive reform forces.

The "Wangjaesan incident" was a fabrication cooked up by the puppet authorities.

In July last year, the puppet security authorities announced that they uncovered a "spy ring" which set up an anti-state organization at the instructions of the "north" and has been operational for years centering on the Inchon area.

In the subsequent period, they arrested many people smearing them as "spies", but failed to present any evidence proving their connection with the north. So, the south Korean court, too, had no choice but to declare them non-guilty as for the charges of the "formation and accession to the anti-state organization" brought against them.

The same is the case with the crackdown on Ri Chang Gi.

That Ri Chang Gi carried articles supporting the Songun politics in Jaju Minbo deserves appraisal and promotion as it reflected the south Korean people's sentiment.

It has become the global trend to praise and learn from the Songun politics of the DPRK which resolutely foil the imperialists' moves and firmly defend the dignity and sovereignty of the nation.

Organizations studying and introducing the Songun politics are openly operational in the U.S. which the puppet forces serve as their master.

Problem is the crackdown upon the progressive reform forces which is escalating ahead of the "parliamentary" election in April.

This will result in disclosing the nature of traitors as escalator of confrontation with compatriots and hastening their destruction.

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