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Round-table Talks Held with Inhabitants upon Their Return Home from South
Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) -- Round-table talks with inhabitants of the DPRK were held at the Koryo Compatriots House on Friday upon their return home from south Korea to which they had been taken due to south Korean puppet agents' sinister plots and allurement and appeasement.

They are Kang Kyong Suk, 60, who lived in Namyang Workers' District of Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province; Kim Kyong Ok, 41, who lived in Sinhung-dong No. 1 of Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province; and Ri Hyok Chol, 26, who lived in Sabong-dong of Songphyong District, Chongjin City, North Hamgyong Province.

Kang Kyong Suk was taken to south Korea in 2010, Kim Kyong Ok in 2011 and Ri Hyok Chol in 2007.

They brought to light the despicable plot-breeding and allurement and appeasement activities being conducted by the south Korean puppet group as part of the operations to lure and abduct inhabitants of the DPRK.

Kim Kyong Ok recalled that she was taken to south Korea due to threat and appeasement made by Kim Kwang Chol, specialist in buying and tempting people wandering about China's border area, via "refugee camps" in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China and Thailand.

Ri Hyok Chol said he was taken to south Korea, deceived by his elder brother Ri Sang Chol who defected to the south at the manipulation of Chon Ki Won, pastor of the "Turihana Missionary Council" in Pangbae-dong, Seoul. He said he felt disgusting towards the elder brother who took him to south Korea for a petty amount of money and seized his money. But he could not repress his bitter resentment at agents of the puppet Intelligence Service who manipulated such allurement and abduction operation, he added.

The participants in the round-table talks laid bare the sinister aims sought by the puppet group in such operations.

Kang Kyong Suk quoted a man who was in charge of her at the "Joint Center for Interrogation of Defectors from the North" in south Korea as saying: "We are trying to increase the ranks of defectors from the north, even spending so much money in order to win back even a person of the north to our side in a bid to weaken the forces of the Workers' Party of the north and bring them to collapse and hoist our flag there."

Kim Kyong Ok also quoted a man who was questioning her as saying: "We keep bringing people like you to the south not because money is in surplus. It is aimed to disturb the mindset of the north and spread liberal democracy to it".

The speakers described south Korea as the worst tundra of human rights, adding that they were exposed to harsh persecution and disgrace. They condemned the south Korean puppet group for its moves to escalate the confrontation with the DPRK.

The south Korean puppet group is resorting to the smear campaign against the DPRK, trumpeting about the "human rights record" in the north, Kang Kyong Suk noted, and went on:

The group set up even a TV channel specializing in conducting an anti-DPRK smear campaign, letting "defectors from the north" appear in programs.

It went the lengths of bringing together those "who were not defectors from the north" and staging such burlesque as an art performance by a "group of beautiful girls, defectors from the north," in the heart of Seoul as part of the smear campaign against the north.

Kim Kyong Ok noted that the puppet group is distributing money to wicked elements who fled to the south after committing crimes in the DPRK, before driving them to the anti-DPRK human rights campaign.

Ri Hyok Chol bitterly denounced a representative of the "Federation of Movement for Free North Korea" in south Korea for his sheer fabrication and groundless vituperation. This guy claimed in a television news briefing program that the people of north Korea were forced to weep along the route during the ceremony of bidding the last farewell to leader Kim Jong Il in December 2011 and otherwise they were threatened with arrest.

The participants in the round-table talks said they keenly realized once again that the DPRK is a large flower garden prevalent with humanity and it represents the genuine bosom of a mother. They pledged to turn over a new leaf and dedicate themselves to the drive for the prosperity of the country.

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