calendar>>July 16. 2014 Juche 103
Hunger Strike Launched for Probe into Truth about Ferry Sewol Disaster in S. Korea
Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- The Measure Committee of the Families of Victims, Missing Persons and Survivors of the Ferry Sewol Sinking Accident of south Korea launched a hunger strike on July 14 demanding the institution of a special law for the probe into the truth about the disaster.

Before launching the strike, the organization held a press conference outside the "National Assembly" building in Seoul.

At the press conference the organization asserted that it is impossible to probe the truth about the Sewol disaster with the existing mechanism as it was an unprecedented tragedy.

The special law the organization proposed with the signature of millions of people calls for probing the truth about the accident and building a safe society but it has not yet been brought up for discussion, the organization deplored.

It stressed that it wants to have the special law instituted even by launching the hunger strike because the "government" is not claiming responsibility for the disaster and the NA is not doing its best.

The organization called on the people of all social standings to pool efforts for the institution of the special law.

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