UK KOREAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION
london 7th of January
The UK Korean Friendship Association together with the ASSPUK and JISGE were shocked to learn very recently that the south Korean fascist puppet regime of Lee Myung Bak has repressed Mr Ri Kyu Jae, the chairman and two other leading members of the South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification Pomminryon) . This is an outrageous fascist action.
What is of particular concern is that they were arrested and tried because they had attempted to go to Pyongyang in order to pay respects to the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL who had unexpectedly passed away. To us it seems inconcievable that anyone should not only block people from attending but arrest and legally try them for doing so. The repressive action of the south Korean puppets is worse than that of the British authorities during the northern Ireland troubles, of the Apartheid regime of south Africa, Pinochets Chile etc. It is on par with Hitler’s Germany and a crude and cheap imitation of McCarthyism in the US.
This action comes after many arrests of pro reunification patriots and progressives in south Korea and the jaling of the Rev Han Sang Ryol and some long term progressive prisoners remain in south Korea.
We demand that Mr Ri Kyu Jae and his colleagues are freed immediately !