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Seoul District Court Accused of Sentencing Inhabitant to Jail Term
Pyongyang, October 8 (KCNA) -- The Seoul Central District Court of south Korea sentenced an inhabitant to a prison term on charge of violation of the "Security Law" for the mere reason that he posted articles calling for national reunification on his Internet website.

This south Korean fisherman posted the articles on his Internet website after opening it with an ardent desire for reunification.

The fascist government authorities took such action against him, claiming he would post articles even praising the north on his website.

At the court, he held that his call for reunification can never be a crime, renewing his will to keep posting articles calling for reunification.

South Koreans of different social standings protested against this action, saying "We now know the reason why there were the results of a survey on Internet websites that the freedom to Internet has been seriously violated in south Korea". "How can a call for alleviating the pain resulting from the division and enabling the compatriots to live in peace as one be punishable?" They queried.

The authorities' wholesale crackdown on Internet users is intended to create an environment favorable for the conservative quarters' stay in power through the forthcoming "presidential election" and gag on the progressive forces.

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