calendar>> April 13. 2014 Juche 103
Japanese Authorities' Premeditated Crackdown on Chongryon Accused in Indonesia, Serbia
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Political parties of Indonesia and Serbia issued statements on April 3 and 4 in denunciation of Japan's crackdown upon the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).

The Pioneer Party of Indonesia said that the Japanese authorities' illegal decision on allowing the sale of the land and building of the Korean Hall of Chongryon is touching off the indignation of the Korean people and the world progressives, and went on:

The Korean Hall of Chongryon has played a role of the diplomatic mission of the DPRK for DPRK-Japan friendship and peace in Northeast Asia under the condition that there are no diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The Japanese authorities' behavior can never be justified with any excuse as it is a wanton violation of the dignity and vital rights of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and a grave encroachment on the sovereignty of the DPRK.

The New Yugoslavia Communist Party of Serbia said:

The decision on allowing the sale of the Korean Hall is a premeditated and deliberate act to stamp out Chongryon, a dignified overseas citizens organization of the DPRK, and a typical outcome of the politically-motivated crackdown upon Koreans in Japan.

The Japanese authorities should stop at once the crackdown on Chongryon and Koreans in Japan.

We appeal to the world progressive people loving and valuing justice to turn out as one in supporting the DPRK government and all the Korean people in their struggle to smash Japan's moves against the DPRK and defend the sovereignty and dignity of the country.

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