calendar>> April 25. 2014 Juche 103
Japanese Authorities' Moves to Suppress Chongryon Protested in Different Countries
Pyongyang, April 25 (KCNA) -- Political parties, organizations and personages of different countries protested against the Japanese authorities' crackdown on the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) from April 10 to 16.

The vice-chairman of the Socialist Freedom Party of Egypt in a statement expressed resentment against the Japanese authorities for making an illegal decision on allowing the sale of the Korean Hall of Chongryon, saying:

Japan has refused to honestly redeem its past crimes though it perpetrated unpardonable crimes against the Korean people after occupying Korea.

The Japanese authorities' outrageous violence against Koreans in Japan is a manifestation of Japan's undisguised hostility toward the DPRK.

They should seriously respond to the demand of the world people and stop at once the moves for the sale of the Korean Hall.

The Central Committee of the French Revolutionary Communist League and the France-Korea Friendship Association made public statements denouncing the Japanese authorities for discriminating Koreans in Japan.

They extended support and solidarity to Chongryon in its activities for Koreans in Japan including the action to ensure the educational rights of Korean students, urging the Japanese authorities to respect the legitimate rights of Koreans in Japan.

The vice-general secretary of the Islamic Coalition Party of Iran in a letter sent to the Japanese embassy in Tehran and the Japanese ministers of Justice and Foreign Affairs protested against the Japanese authorities' brigandish decision and urged them to properly settle the issue of the Korean Hall, center of activities of the Koreans in Japan.

Representatives of political parties of Palestine, Chile, Colombia and Puerto Rico residing in Cuba sent a joint letter of protest to the Japanese embassy in Havana.

They branded the moves to forcibly seize the Korean Hall of Chongryon as a violation of the rights of Koreans in Japan.

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